Wednesday, May 24, 2006

You get what you pay for: yet another POD lawsuit

Do not read this article if you have a mouthful of food or drink, unless you enjoy spraying masticated matter all over your laptop.

New York State Senate candidate Leon Koziol is suing BookSurge (and Amazon, of course) because his self-published book was full of "misspellings, slanted text and other errors."

Um . . . then maybe Koziol shouldn't have put them there.

That's like suing your face for having pimples.

Okay, it's not really like that at all, but there is definitely some pimple-popping that needs to occur here.

I like a good POD lawsuit as much as the next guy, but this is insane. Sounds like another uninformed customer to me. When you self-publish, you need to remember there is a reason "self" is in the terminology. As one of my writing mentors used to say, "If you don't want salmonella, you better cook that chicken!"