David Gaughran wrote about Propaganda
One frustrating aspect of this is their history of co-opting supposedly independent organizations, which then silence critical voices.
Davies used his debut FutureBook post to vomit up some Author Solutions PR, interspersed with gushing praise for his former boss, who he breathlessly describes as “the effortlessly charming and driven Kevin Weiss.”
Of course, you only find out that Tim Davies is a former Author Solutions executive in the final paragraph of that post – something which should be disclosed up top (with a lot more detail too).
But that’s not the most troubling part. In keeping with the standard editorial line of The Bookseller since Author…
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