The Washington Post “Best Book of the Year” List and the Smell Test


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.

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