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.
This should go without saying! I take the pledge,
D.R. Bartlette, author of The Devil in Black Creek.
Barry’s Lodge A Haunting: An Absolutely Gripping Thriller With A Killer Twist
Election 2064: Book One
April 14, 2017
Pledging in 3… 2… 1…
Mark R. Healy
April 5, 2017
William Esmont, Virginia
The Seer of Possibilities and Other Disturbing Tales
Happy to pledge.
Sad that it’s needed!
This day, Wednesday 22nd February, I do solemnly promise to abide by the Indie Author’s Pledge.
‘The Worst Man on Mars’
A Life to Waste
3rd November 1984
Mad Girl, Clarissa Irene West, 02/19/2017
The Secret of Ventriloquism
Author of Apex Predator
Ink Stains (A Dark Fiction Literary Anthology) (Volume 3)
Publisher, Fawn M. Neun
2pm on a Black Summer’s Day
20th January 2017
Thomas S. Flowers, author of The Subdue Series
I, Oskar Söderberg, am taking the Indie Author pledge. A Lone Smile.
The Batifol Swine
Sarah Dixon, author of Alfie Slider vs the Shape Shifter is happy to take the pledge.
Evolution (The Protectors of Earth Chronicles Book 1)
I, Robert J. Stava, am taking the Indie Author pledge.
“Nightmare From World’s End”
The Promise She Made
29th November 2016
An Other Place.
Groom of the Tyrannosaur Queen
Daniel M. Bensen
How to Navigate Zombie Cave and Defeat Pirate Pete
November 15, 2016
Proud to take the pledge!
November 11, 2016
Make sure you fill out the book submission form, Gregory 🙂
Where Do They Go? Part 1
November 9th, 2016
D L Richardson
Welcome to the Apocalypse – Pandora
November 9, 2016
THE ENEMY WITHN
Taking this pledge (It’s not letting me add my name above in the pledge but have read it and am agreeing to it here in the comments)
My book is Blood Moon Big Top
Nov. 7, 2016
The Spirit Chaser
November 1, 2016
The deed is done. The Pledge is given.
Shield of Drani
The name and date are automatically posted, but just in case –
Shield of Drani
David W. Edwards
Nightscape Double Feature No. 1
The Thousand-Eyed Fear b/w The Q for Damnation
Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet
Ice Rift – An action adventure survival sci-fi horror set in Antarctica.
Darkness In Shadows
T. Eric Bakutis
September 15, 2016
“Devour” and “The Darkest days” (If I can post 2, if not then just Devour.)
R. L. Blalock
You can list two – but I need you to fill out the Book Review Listing Inquiry Form, please 🙂
Age of the Alliance: Lucan (Chain of light series)
September 10th, 2016
Michael R Martin
September 9th 2016
Michael R Martin
Screams in the Woods
September 9th 2016
All Roads Lead to Terror
September 4, 2016
Migration, Daniel David, 4th September 2016
Wholeheartedly agree with this, there is nothing to fear in praise or criticism.
My book is:
Origins Of The Magdon: Vercovicium (Book 1 in The Magdon Series)
Authored by Tobey Alexander
Please fill out the book review listing form so I can grab your email and such.
Rarity from the Hollow
Please fill out the book review listing form so I can grab your email address and such.
I, Monique Snyman, take this pledge and agree with the terms set forth. August 28, 2016
I have read the pledge and agree with the terms.
Carlos Colon – Book Name: Sangre – Date: 8/24/2016
Something for Everything
21.08.16 (great pledge!)
I, Chris Chelser, take this pledge.
The Kalbrandt Institute Archives – Book I: Hauntings
DE-173 by JG Bell 17/08/2016
Yes, that pledge is quite in line with my convictions.
S.A. Barton here, and I’m enthusiastically on board!
14 August 2016
This pledge is a wonderful way for indie authors to make a public commitment to professional ethics. The stigma of a small percentage of indies behaving badly is real — here’s a place to take a stand against that.
I hope you’ll find my “Isolation and Other Stories” collection here, and perhaps some of my short story singles and other collections here in future, or with major ebook and paperback retailers. 🙂
I, Joan De La Haye, author of Fury, do take this pledge on the 14th of August 2016
I am taking the pledge! My book is Presence.
S. A. Hunt
08 / 13 / 2016