Here's a list of rules for those indie authors of ebooks:
1) If you don't own or read on an ebook reader you cannot e-publish. The same holds true for people allergic to paper. If a book gives you hives, you cannot write one.
2) Quit blathering on about your reviews. So you have 10 of them. We all know you paid your friends and family to write nice things about your book. I'm not saying that there is anything wrong with that. In fact, I'm glad your friends and family like you enough to write a review. Not that they have EVER actually read your book otherwise they might take exception to your veiled references to the time the two of you got drunk in your dorm room in college.
3) Don't lie to me about how much money you make a month in sales. Guess what? I can find out at novelrank.com. Besides ebooks sales are much like asking a guy in his twenties how many women he's slept with. So here's my ebook sales confession: I make roughly $50 a month in sales off two short story collections. Let's try for a little honest in this new publishing formula.
4) Stopping bragging about being an 'indie' author. Yes, you have ebooks out in the world, and yes, that legitimatizes you as a writer. Sort of. But that pedophile in Pueblo had an ebook out too.
If you want to brag, make sure your book is worth bragging about. Let's face it, most indie authors are choosing e-publishing because they've been rejected at major publishers or they can't get an agent. That doesn't make you hip for thumbing your nose at traditional publishing.
Okay, that's enough for now. Thought? Comments? Hateful rants?