Just When You Thought It Was All Over...
Well, you know how I was far too… erm… you know… nice... to post some of the more intimate details from Carol Lynne’s Yahoo list on here? Well, somebody out there obviously doesn’t have the same internal conflict as I did.
I loved this bit from a letter that Raelene Whatsherface from EC, sent to Carol:
"IGNORE THE NASTY BLOG! Honestly, that's the best advice I can give. Be assured that we know how much of those posts are untrue.
You've been a great success with your very first book. Jealous and petty people - unsuccessful or less-successful writers - resent that and try to bring you down in order to make themselves feel better".
I’m wondering which bits were untrue exactly? The bits where I implied that Carol Lynne’s book stunk like two day old fish?
This bit was also fascinating:
"Your first book sold four times what an average EC new release sells, especially one by a new, unknown author. That is outstanding.
We've had only a couple of authors who've started out with such a bang. The second book looks like it will also do amazingly well. Believe me, that little group of bitches on the blog does not represent our reader market - the sales speak for themselves."
How stupid is this woman? How does she not know that the only reason Carol Lynne’s book sold so well was due to the kerfuffle that resulted from my review?
I wonder who she’s referring to as ‘little bitches’?
As for not representing their reader market, well I’m flabbergasted. I’ve spent literally thousands of pounds at EC in the past few years, surely that makes me a loyal reader?
Anyway, this bit tells me how much Carol Lynne really owes me for making her
"You get to laugh all the way to the bank. Honey, your royalties for the year are going to exceed my annual salary by far. And sales like that generate the profit that enables EC to pay my salary".
And she didn’t even have the grace to thank me.
Anyway, if you want to read the rest, you’ll have to bob over to Der Schadenfreude’s blog, cuz my adorable nephew’s about to wake up in a bad mood…