[...] These [commenters'] responses are part of a larger backlash against Klausner, a mixture of conspiracy theories, skepticism and ridicule. The most tame of these criticisms simply point out that she rarely includes anything in her plot summary that isn’t on the back cover, indicating she hasn’t actually read the book. Others say that her sentences often suffer from grammatical quicksand, tripping over themselves and in need of editing. The most radical members of the backlash offer theories that she either works for Amazon or the publishing industry, astroturfing the customer reviews section to promote sales. Nearly all express annoyance at her tendency to only give four and five star ratings. [...]A good post, check it out (link above).
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Harriet Klausner: the publishing industry’s Big Bertha.
A curious (as always) post on Bloggasm: Harriet Klausner: the publishing industry’s secret weapon?
Posted by Malleus at 7/18/2007 01:09:00 AM