What would possess an aspiring author to do such a thing? I thought by now most people who want to break into publishing know the following tings about the industry:
- It's a small, small world.
- Agents/editors may check up on your online presence, and they want someone professional.
Social media is a great way for people to network, gain valuable industry insight and knowledge and create an online presence that shows agents and editors that you are serious about this journey. Ranting tweets against people in the industry is a good way to burn bridges and expose yourself as someone who is unprofessional. For more on Twitter ettique, check out this post from Angela James.
I'm not going to get into the ins and outs of the argument, but I will say that the published author handled himself like a true professional with logical responses. He impressed me so much I'm going to buy one of his books.