REVIEW: The Ugly Truth About Self-Publishing Not another cookie-cutter contemporary romance By Oliver Markus Malloy
—adept fun-ruiner—self-published author of the book: The Ugly Truth About Self-Publishing, Not another cookie-cutter romance.
Yeah, I know there’s no such word as ruiner, but who cares? I’m going to self-publish and odds are the uneducated editor I hire will miss it. Are you laughing yet?
Mr. Malloy understands the plight of the Indie author quite well which makes this thirty-five-page rant significant and his complaints valid. His frustration with the industry is as clear as his call to action: Be interesting. You read that right; be interesting—stop all the cookie-cutter tales and be unique. Write something original.
Self-publishing has created a deluge of “crap” books consequently sullying the esteemed title of author. The brutal truths imparted in this book merits it an additional classification under self-help. Should you read this book? Yes. What a reader will do with the information revealed in this book is the big question. I give Mr. Malloy’s bitch session 5 out of 5 starts.