I,_______________, am taking the Indie Author pledge.
I understand that badly behaving authors have made it very hard for other independently published / small-press authors to get their own works reviewed. I want to be part of the solution, and not part of the problem. That’s why I’m promising that I will never have any deliberate contact with any book reviewer who obtains a copy of my work from Sci-Fi & Scary.
So, if someone choose to review my book, and gives it a positive review, they’ll have my ever-lasting thanks – even though I know I can’t tell them that directly! More importantly, this means if a negative (polite/professional should go without saying) review of my work is posted, I’m not going to react to it.
I am an adult who consented to having their work reviewed. I understand that everyone has their own opinions, and not everyone will like my work. I will accept negative reviews gracefully. I will not respond/react to them. I will not post about this review on my Facebook, Goodreads, or personal blog page, etc. I will not make the reviewer a target for my fans in any way, shape, or form.
Writing is my chosen profession, and I’m taking this pledge to be a professional about it.
If I break this pledge, I understand and consent to my name being placed on a publicly available blacklist on Sci-Fi & Scary and other associated sites, warning potential reviewers that I behave very badly when people don’t like my work. I also understand that once on this blacklist, I will no longer be eligible for any reviews or promotions for any of my past, current, or future work on Sci-Fi & Scary or any associated sites.
Indie Authors taking the pledge, please comment below with the name of your book, your pen name, and today’s date.