What a coincidence it was that today I posted a discussion post about the ugly side of book blogging! You see, today I got a generic email from an author named Robin Wyatt Dunn. As per my usual policy, I sent links to my review policy (where it states that I am closed to reviews) and to “How to Alienate Book Reviewers“, in which I rant eloquently about generic emails.
Now, usually I don’t care how such authors reply to this. Usually they don’t reply at all. However, Robin Wyatt Dunn replied like this:
“Here for my answer to your answer: http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/whats-a-cheap-quick-and-painless-way-to-kill-yourself.189242754/”
Yes, I’ve saved the email from said author for future reference. Screenshots can be provided.
And yes, I was just told by an author to kill myself. Isn’t book blogging just wonderful?
[As a side note to anyone who might think about retaliating: Don’t. The best thing you can do is ignore this type of behaviour and the person behind it. The only reason I’m going public with this is to draw attention to this type of sick, immature behaviour.]