hail saten

One of the things that made me a fan of Brian Keene in the first place is his ability to “tell it like it is”, and he’s done just that in this morning’s Hail Saten blog entry:

…Here’s the thing, kids. You can have a Blog and an LJ and MySpace and Facebook pages, and a website and message board and profile at Author’s Den. You can flood the message boards at Amazon.com, Fangoria, Dread Central, Horror World, and elsewhere with spam for your self-published book or latest Lulu.com offering. You can run around and call yourself “best-seller” or whatever other lie you want to tell. But unless you’ve written a good book, none of that matters. Your prose, whether good or bad, is the great equalizer, and in the end, that’s all they’ll remember…

…Deal with them if you want. I choose not to, because I’d rather spend my time on important things…

Amen to all of that.

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