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A YouTube reviewer

Postby Rkcapps » Thu, 12 Jul 2018 5:17 pm

This is a good book reviewer who tears apart Cassandra Clare in the first part of this video series. There are at least 4 parts. Even if you haven't read The Mortal Instruments, the insight she gives into a reader's mind is educational. It seems Cassandra Clare wrote Harry Potter fan fiction and just regurted Harry Potter ideas for The Mortal Instruments. I question if Cassandra Clare even realised what she was doing. https://youtu.be/8rhgvam-f4I

Jo, this reviewer really tears shreds into Cassandra Clare. She is a well known author in her genre. But, potentially, this (even on a smaller scale) is what we're letting ourselves in for.

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Re: A YouTube reviewer

Postby mstary1 » Thu, 12 Jul 2018 8:16 pm

Wow, she is pretty thorough in her assessment. For my genre, I had many ages appraising my manuscript, from a 66 year old woman to a 10 year old girl. Most was very good, but two were quite negative. Probably the worst was from a publisher who said it had no X factor. I guess as authors we take the good with the bad.

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Re: A YouTube reviewer

Postby Rkcapps » Thu, 12 Jul 2018 8:23 pm

Publishers have an extremely high standard! Like Cage says, it's about a good story well told. We don't need to read a super star to enjoy a good story.

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Re: A YouTube reviewer

Postby Rath Darkblade » Thu, 12 Jul 2018 9:36 pm

mstary1 wrote:...Probably the worst was from a publisher who said it had no X factor.


In that case, that publisher is full of crap. :evil: Why in the world should your book be like a reality TV music competition? It makes no sense. I'm confused.
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Re: A YouTube reviewer

Postby CageSage » Fri, 13 Jul 2018 8:14 am

Probably he meant something completely different but is trying to be 'hip' by using modern terminology - however, TV shows do not relate to words on a page.
What I'd expect a publisher to be looking for is something fresh, unique, interesting - and well told.
We must also consider that anyone can call themselves a publisher (I do on my Smashwords site), or an editor - so we must beware and check the person's credentials. Thoroughly.

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Re: A YouTube reviewer

Postby Rkcapps » Fri, 13 Jul 2018 1:54 pm

This is a good one too, about themes and attacking Cassandra Clare for not having any https://youtu.be/l964iTCawsg


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