I am always disappointed by the tone of his Author's Note at the back of his books. He goes into great detail telling his fan's NOT to send him certain types of email such as chain letters, prayers, anything with an attachment. I can certainly understand him not opening email of this sort, but is it necessary to chastise his reader's in such a derogatory manner?
I can only hope to someday have such a dilemma, but I would never intentionally alienate the people buying my books because certain types of email annoy me. The author's afterword certainly hasn't kept me away from the checkout register every time a new book of his comes out, but I always think about it.
What do you think? Do you even read the author's notes, acknowledgement's, etc.? Does it effect your purchasing decision?
- Heidi Hall
- I am an avid reader, animal lover, devourer of guacamole, storyteller and the author of An Unexpected Obsession, A Dose of Reality, Witch Way, A Coven by Christmas, Love Spells, Summer Solstice (coming soon), Flirting With Death, Flirting With Murder and the rest of the upcoming Assassins Anonymous series. I attended Arizona State University (go Sun Devils!) and make my home in the Valley of the Sun with my husband and three pampered pets. I like to discuss everything funny, sexy, sassy and absurd. But mostly I like to talk about books... and shoes... and outrageously expensive purses... and Chanel sunglasses ...oooh, and anything sparkly... or fluffy! So, come on in and let's chat!