Here's the latest one I've read: I don't want to read your self published book
And here are my thoughts on it:
“It may engender a whole new stream of book reviewing,” Sutton said, “but I doubt it, because people are more interested in writing self-published books than in reading them."
As a blogger, I have met literally over a hundred reviewers interested in reviewing books for self published authors. And I'm somewhat anti social, not going out of my way to talk to a lot of people.
I also know some of them are interested in publishing as well, but the majority that I have spoken with are not. They just like to read.
There is a reviewer base out there. And it is growing every day.
This blog, as an example, started with just me. Now there's six of us who are actively reading and reviewing books - both traditionally and self published - every week.
So, it isn't that there aren't people interested in reviewing. It is that their opinion doesn't matter to people like you. Because we, like indie authors, don't do things the traditional way.
Back before self publishing became what it is now, it was really hard to have a book published. Don't even get me started on distribution. Currently, you can turn on your computer and chat with people throughout the world. The platypires of this blog are spread throughout Texas, Indiana, South Carolina, and Ontario. If it wasn't for the internet, I'd have never met any of them. Now I can buy a book that was self published in Wisconsin, and then spread word of it to all over the place.
That has to piss them off. Because now they have to step up their game to keep up.
Then it comes to the quality of a book. I think a lot of indie authors write the same kind of unedited crap over and over. Just like traditionally published books do. Most books are shite. Horrible editing, plot, etc. But there are a ton of them that are good, some that are great, and a decent few that will stick with you for the rest of forever.
Self published books are here to stay. Stop throwing your hissy fits over it to get people's attention and to draw attention to yourself. Stick to the job you're supposed to do, and leave the enjoyment of books - all books - to the real readers who don't give a damn how the book was published, as long as it is good.