Thank you for your many heartfelt words of support. Your flood of letters and emails really means a lot to me. To underscore the overriding sentiment, yes it is really sad that a few heartless, conscienceless people can do so much harm and there’s no rational reason why other people would believe such nonsense. The Internet makes it easy for anyone to say any hateful, untrue thing they want. And when a small group of people with agendas do this for nearly a decade, I can see why otherwise smart people might start to believe the nonsense.
Clearly the originators, and perpetuators, of all this nonsense are enormous fans of George RR Martin. Going back to the beginning of this nonsense, back to 2002, they are the ones who started spreading the lies.
Why have the books endured despite wide-spread smear campaigns led by fans/friends of other authors? Simple, they’re good and beloved by people of all ages.
Why don’t these haters want anything positive to be written online, or otherwise, about the books? Simple, they’ve invested a huge amount of time and money to ruin my reputation while pumping up the reputation of those other guys/gals.
Must be terrible books indeed when so many professionals and regular-joe readers enjoy them. Do me a favor next time you see the hatemongers spreading lies: set the record straight. The books are pretty good, thousands of readers have said so and dozens of professionals have said so as well.
- ROBERT STANEK, in a recent blog post
Wow, after the Goodkind crew, now Stanek is blaming the nice folks hanging out at Westeros for his shortcomings. . . Yeah, everyone knows that all of us get up in the morning thinking about how we can invest our time and money to ruin Stanek's reputation!
Creating I don't know how many alts to write glowing reviews of your own novels on Amazon doesn't fly too high in the face of credibility, Mr. Stanek. Nor does being published by a vanity press which you own. Not to mention photoshopping yourself in pictures we legitimate authors. Get an agent, get a true book deal, get real fans, and then we'll see.
Set the record straight, you say??? I've never met someone who has read, let alone loved, any Robert Stanek book. And I'd like to think that I've been around.
Of course, being a bestselling author in literary powerhouse countries such as Vietnam, Burkina Faso, and Chad could explain why. . .