There is a horrible trend called sockpuppeting going on amongst some published and self-published authors. Sockpuppeting, for those of you who may not know, is when someone posts positive reviews about their own works, businesses or products under a pseudonym (or false name) while posting negative reviews about others in an effort to make themselves look good or standout. How sad…
Don’t get me wrong, I want tons of positive reviews like any other author, but not at the expense of embarrassing myself by posting “great” reviews about my own work under false names / identities. Nah, I’m not about to do that and I’m definitely not going to bash another author’s work to make myself look good. That’s just lame and pathetic.
If I have to wait for honest reviews I’ll wait. They’ll come in their own due time. When you do things the right way, good things will eventually come. When you try to be sneaky or underhanded to get a quick result, that’s when you open yourself to a whole host of other problems. Not only that, everything you are standing on is essentially based on a foundation of lies and nobody wants to deal with a liar.
Until next time…write that story of yours.