Sushan wrote: ↑April 21st, 2021, 3:22 am
Sculptor1 wrote: ↑March 7th, 2021, 11:19 am
Seems to me like an everyday gratuitous platitude.
If you are obsessed with fame then you think it is good.
Some people like fame some people do not. The most important thing about gold is that no matter if you like it or not it has exchange value. Fame is not like that in any sense.
Friedman is wrong about gold, and about fame. Gold's uses are legion. I imagine that these comments reflect his own personal covetousness for fame - not surprising for a man of such narcisism that he self-publishes his own books.
There's really nothing more to say.
Quite a strong comment, yet I think that it is true. This author has gone after fame rather than looking for gold, by writing and self-publishing his book. If he wanted any approval for his book and it to be honored by the readers, then he would have gone to an editor or a publisher. But he has skipped that and I think he has simply aimed for fame. Quite a nice way to say it
I would think that it is almost universally true that all people who self publish, be that books, music or other media, have already tried the existing means of publishing and their offerings have been found wanting.
So for some reason the media has either no market, or where such markets exist, for say books, then no publisher thinks that the work in question is worthy of publishing.
From my way of thinking the most basic outline of the book is incoherent, and I would think that publishers felt the same way.
I do not know exactly how these books get chosen for consideration by this Forum, but I find the other choices of much the same calibre. Life is far too short to spend time reading self-published books (or shifting through such dross until you find the rare gem), whilst there are so many great works of philosophy, many of them way past copyright, so may be acquired for pin money.