Category: bad Internet advice

Watch Those Publishing Advice Blogs!!

This is a short post.

It was conceived after I just read some of the worst advice I’ve ever read on a publishing blog.

I try not to ever give out advice about queries or anything that’s considered “subjective.” It’s impossible to give out advice on subjective matters unless you’re mind reader.

But there’s this one blogger dude who runs this weird kind of author/publishing blog who is always handing out advice and people seem to be taking it. Oh, he’s the cool guy. The one with all the answers. And yet if you ask anyone in publishing (real publishing) who he is, no one’s ever heard of him. But he mixes the Kool Aide and they stand in line to drink it.

Please, please beware of these blogs, folks. They are designed to promote the blogger and gain an audience for him. They aren’t designed to help authors and people don’t realize this right away.

Take whatever you read on the Internet with a grain of salt, including this blog. I don’t know it all, and neither does anyone else.