Tabloid Purposes 5

Wasn’t there some talk on MySpace last winter or spring about trademarking the Tabloid Purposes name?  I wonder what became of that.

Friday, November 02, 2007

drawing up the guidelines for Tabloid Purposes V

Tabloid
Purposes Five is going to be drawn up but I am also going to dredge up
the reading list and in fact planning to get one book before I finish
the guidelines for this.

I might suggest that Mr. Pacione pay another writer before he buys himself another copy of his own dreck.  In Coach Culbertson’s interview posted by Mike Duran, Culbertson says that self-publishing can be a way to lose money, and that his magazine is just about at the break-even point (to paraphrase).  Pacione has yet to hit the break-even point, and he still owes writers from previous anthologies money.

Nicholas Cook, if you think I am such a shitty editor why don’t you
take a stab at editing an anthology with some of your friends to see
what happens.

Mr. Pacione can’t seem to get it through his pea-brain that not everyone is interested in editing an anthology.  The fact remains that what Pacione calls editing is nothing more than doing copy-and-paste, and reformatting.  He can’t even proofread properly, let alone edit anything.

Tabloid Purposes is a darker project and it is more involved with it.
The fact that none of the authors involved just want to be read.

Believe me, they won’t be read if they get their stories printed in one of Pacione’s anthologies.  He’s a one trick pony; anthologies in general are a hard sell, and his are abominable, yet he persists.

I learned of a book that will be similar to An Eye In Shadows — an expose book called AN INDUSTRY OF CRONYISM also contains two years worth of research. I am waiting to see this book hit the streets too when it is finally finished.

If it contains as many juicy fantasies and reminiscences of being locked in a gym locker as “An Eye in Shadows,” then it will sell just as few copies.

I am recently armed with who the trolls are, and why they’re doing it.
Being they’re a bunch of mid-list nobodies who don’t have a notable
title out there unless they sucked someone’s dick to get the review.

So, wait.  I’m a mid-list nobody?  Did I change professions and claw my way up the ladder while I wasn’t paying attention?  Where’s my review?

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5 thoughts on “Tabloid Purposes 5

  1. Considering that Pacione had not made it to the first rung of any list, he has no right to complain about someone being a mid lister. He isn’t even a bottom lister yet. He’s a big fat stinky Zero. And I don’t mean the airplane

  2. He’s putting TP 5 out, right on the heels of ‘Eye…’ and TP 4? How the hell is he expecting to generate sales (HA HA) if he’s always putting out a new edition before the ink even dries on the old edition? This is why he’s always in the read. He buys a couple for himself to maintain the delusion that he’s a really real writer, and then it’s off to the races with a new anthology, while his eager contributors await indefinitely for Pacione to honor his contracts.

  3. Not quite, Shadowtron. He’s almost ready to post the submission guidelines, not TPV itself. Of course, we all can recite those guidelines in our sleep by now, so it’s academic.

    But, yes, you have the gist of it nailed.

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