This has to be the strangest thing I’ve ever seen Mr. Pacione write.
It seems like Koehler just committed an act of Jihad on my ass. Yep she’s the type that would ram a pair of jets into someone’s business like that. That is a fuck you rant of fuck you rants right there, Koehler you’re the one who is holding writers hostage bitch!
I’m still trying to decipher that last sentence.
He links to a five page article he posted on Associated Content. He rated his own article a 4.0 of 5.0. I think the article is nothing but a huge rant against Ms. Koehler in particular, and mid-list horror authors in general, but it’s really hard to tell.
The only snail oil sales lady is the person trying to put a hex on the series and succeeded to get one author stabbing in the back in the process.
What on earth is snail oil? Is it a hot commodity?
Rivalries like this do go on for years and I am trying to avoid it in the sense that I am just trying to get the authors discovered and paid along the way.
First, he’s the one who drags out imaginary rivalries. Second, paying authors if and when he feels pressured to do so isn’t exactly considered professional.
Doing Tabloid Purposes is always been something to get an author out there – either new or established alike, but always had that small bunch of mid-list assholes going around making their lives difficult for that reason.
For what reason? I don’t buy into the premise that mid-list authors waste their time and energy discouraging aspiring writers. What would be their reason? Because they contributed to one of the Toilet Paper anthologies, or because they are new authors? Either way, a TP contributor has a long way to go to become a rival to any mid-list author.
From what I can tell, any “rivalry” among mid-list authors tends to be rather friendly. Authors aren’t really competing for readers. It’s not as if a reader will toss a coin and decide to read Author A instead of Author B if it lands heads-up.
I am going to use her own words against here, don’t be afraid to use the internet to learn more about the author – there are three sides to the story, theirs – yours, and the truth.
I beg to differ — slightly. The third side of the story is the one that can be documented, and not easily electronically altered.
I am not going to blow sunshine up someone’s ass when I don’t like a story that I read, and when I like the story a lot I will e-mail the author asking if they would want to be part of the magazine or part of an anthology
If I don’t like a story I read, I normally will point out in a review, politely, what I think is wrong with it: grammar, spelling, plot, story flow, dialog, etc. If I like it, I will say what I like about it. Since almost every book I buy is professionally edited, I don’t expect to find much more than a few typos that escaped proofreading.
Be lucky this isn’t the century of Andrew Jackson. Otherwise I’d be drawing a duel – two guns, take ten paces turn around and open fire at each other.
I envision Hamilton vs. Burr, with Pacione playing the role of Aaron Burr.
When I see online names like I think when I see something that is good in my eyes – I will do everything I can to get the author discovered. I pay them yes, but also the bigger payout is when they see their story on the big screen.
So, when does “TP, the Movie” come to a Clearview or Loews near me?
So being a print on demand author has a few strikes against me and working with lulu.com has the natives restless.
Lulu.com appears to be the kiss of death unless you want to print calendars or greeting cards. It’s a printer, perhaps a notch above Kinko’s in quality, but a printer nonetheless — not a publisher.
Stalking me on Reunion.com and going around digging all the dirt you can about me. I will say this right now – there is a war waiting to brew and she’s starting the jihad, a holy war.
What’s up with “jihad” other than it’s become Pacione’s latest verbal tic? “Stalking me on reunion.com” is what throws me for a loop. If his tirade is about Ms. Koehler, where would stalking and some reunion website fit into the puzzle?
People like this one person calling me the snail oil salesman will fail, they’re designed to fail.
Anyone who attempts to sell “snail oil” will indeed fail.
I think when someone like that is trying to force hiatus on someone – that’s a jihad waiting to happen.
He’s got the definition of jihad wrong, but he did finally manage to spell hiatus correctly. Mr. Pacione is making progress!
If you want to know what I am talking about look no further than her rant the blog she made on November 19, 2007.
Pacione didn’t link to it, but I believe he’s referring to this entry. The comments are amusing. Personally, I think Ms. Koehler’s entry about Googling everything and everyone is right on the mark.