I had to share this for my friend Shalini, as it had me outraged.
As book reviewers need to follow professional protocols when contacting Authors about reviews or requesting copies of books, so should Authors have the common courtesy to be polite and professional. To understand that sometimes some queries into the health, well-being and backlog of a reviewer can go a long way!
Luckily, I have yet to run into this particular problem and all of the Authors I have dealt with have been very understanding and sweet. So, don’t get me wrong. I am not condemning anyone, this just had me incensed!
I am generally a very nice person, unless provoked.
I recently received a message from a young author on Facebook demanding me to review his books as I am a reviewer and it is my job to review and he needs support for his books.
Politely explaining that I am not well and I am at the hospital, I asked him not to be so selfish, to be courteous, and to ask about my state of life before demanding.
To this he called me on Facebook messenger and threatened me when I didn’t pick up
This is the class of thought an author, who calls himself a poet and a philosopher and a droughts man, has!!
I was thoroughly shaken up, even with the fever raging on, and deeply saddened that such people call themselves authors when they can’t be a good human being!!
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