“A Pyrrhic victory is a victory with such a devastating cost that it is tantamount to defeat. Someone who wins a Pyrrhic victory has been victorious in some way; however, the heavy toll negates any sense of achievement or profit (another term for this would be “hollow victory”).“
Please read the articles or blog posts. The two links are above this text. There is no need for me to repeat what the Smashwords’ article said. If you, like I, had little knowledge of Pyrrhus’ Victory over Rome–it’s relatively short and easy to understand. Listed above is the link.
Although, the blog post above did not focus on writers or authors hating-on other writers and authors–it disturbed me greatly and not because I’m such a nice person. I am, but not the point.
The publishing industry will continue to change in tiny ripples and typhoon sized changes. It is going to effect our paychecks. Sometimes a change will be positive and sometimes it’ll hurt. Writers and authors can constructively criticize and analyze another writer’s work without resulting to persecution, ridicule or sabotage.
If a writer is trying to manipulate the current “offer” of a distributor or publisher, it will be a Pyrrhic Victory.
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