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And yet, he gets a 6 or 7 figure book deal?????

Discussion in 'Café Life' started by Quillwitch, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. Quillwitch

    Quillwitch Venerated Member

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  2. Carol Rose

    Carol Rose Venerated Member Founding Member

    What an asshole.

    There's no accounting for taste... or the balls to diss the genre which is about to give you that big break... :rolleyes:

    Here's to hoping that as he moves through this process, he learns how to communicate in a productive and gentile way. o_O

    Oh, and @Quillwitch, don't give up. Don't let his arrogance rent space in your head. It won't endear him to the literary community, or to his future readers.
     
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  3. Sea-shore

    Sea-shore Moderator Staff Member

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  4. Quillwitch

    Quillwitch Venerated Member

    Maybe not, but still, this white man arrogance got him a hefty 6 figure deal AND a movie deal in Hollywood. How is that even possible? It makes you wonder. And, thanks for cheering me on. I shall prevail, but it is things as these that make me question the business of publishing. And his agent seems to be not better herself.
     
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  5. Paul Whybrow

    Paul Whybrow Venerated Member

    Yes, he's an obnoxious pillock—but that's the point—it's almost his USP.

    Any newspaper, radio station, television station, film or television series has a deliberately annoying and controversial character. They're shock jocks, right-wing chat show hosts, Gonzo journalists and filmmakers. There's an award for the most irritating voice in a comedy show...viewers like imitating silly voices, which increases the exposure of the series.

    This despicable fool, Milo Yiannoppolous, has got a lucrative publishing contract on the basis of hatred:

    Writers' revolt over Milo Yiannopoulos book deal

    One of the secrets of success in the 21st century is to be outrageous. Say hateful things that stir up a shit storm, and you'll ride to fame and fortune on the controversy. What you say needn't have a shred of truth, or even be well written or articulate. It simply has to get people talking, making them remember your name. Anything's possible...you might even become President!
     
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  6. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

    Those who people love to hate often do as well, if not better than those people love to love. Anything but indifference, no, Life's not fair.

    Hold tha nerve, lass.
     
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  7. Carol Rose

    Carol Rose Venerated Member Founding Member

    His arrogance and his agent's arrogance are not under your control. You can only control your reaction to their pathetic attempt at "marketing" this book. And screw the money. It won't buy him a better personality. ;) ((HUGS))
     
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  8. Quillwitch

    Quillwitch Venerated Member

    (Sighs loudly) You are all right, my dear writer friends. Unfortunately. Life is becoming twisted and scary.
     
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  9. Robinne Weiss

    Robinne Weiss Venerated Member

    Hang in there. The twisted and scary ones are currently the loudest, but the majority of people aren't twisted and scary. Better heads will prevail...
     
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  10. Quillwitch

    Quillwitch Venerated Member

    I sure hope so.
     
  11. AgentPete

    AgentPete Capo Famiglia Staff Member

    Guys, I'm moving this to Cafe Life... "Colony Notices" is the place for, er, Colony Notices... :)
     
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  12. Richard Sutton

    Richard Sutton Flash Club Supremo

    Pete, is the old saw, "Any publicity is better than none" still surviving in publishing industry circles these days? I've been reading a lot on the Millennials and their rejection of old-school marketing (hoping to understand them better than from just watching the Great Indoors on CBS), and wondering if contentious authors are still a good way to get exposure? I've read a few of these, and generally I don;t find their writing all that compelling or unique.
     
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  13. AgentPete

    AgentPete Capo Famiglia Staff Member

    Richard, good to see you again!

    In a word... Milo!

    No. 1 on Amazon... and not on sale for another month! So yes indeed, any publicity seems to be good publicity.
     
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  14. Paul Whybrow

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