Would you do this to a person who, like, I dunno, was into independent motocross or selling homemade pillows? I might not like their Facebook page for it, but I would be genuinely interested. For the book person though, yeah, I’d be repulsed — but that’s not the offending author’s fault any more than the motocross person.
marketing is bad unless you’re cool, right? Reblog your friends and spam the dorks. unless they’re vetted writers then–SPAM SPAM SPAM. Call to action people. Oh, wait this person is cool and is reblogged, shared and retweeted by someone cool then they aren’t spam, right? LOL, I’m talking shit! :D
I’m a big fan of people who say “I’ve officially liked your page. Please reciprocate,” to which I always respond, “I unofficially disliked your request.” Is liking a page or post an official act? Does giving a thumbs-up on Facebook require me, legally, to demonstrate a liking for the thing that I gave a thumbs-up to?