I reported (a strong word for what I do, I know, ha ha) that The Washington Post has placed a self-published Romance, SERVING PLEASURE, on its “Best of the Year” list. Boy, did I miss on this. Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post–and this book’s an Amazon favorite. Coincidence? Come on!
I guess this means that all the millions of self-published works will now have hope for national acclaim by a legacy newspaper. I must admit that I fell backwards in my chair when it dawned on me that Mr. Bezos owns the very newspaper–via his private company–that promoted this novel and thus guarantees it’s self-publishing success. This ain’t Bennett Cerf with Famous Writers–but it hardly passes the smell test either.