The Pros and Cons of Publishing Posthumously
Part 11: Why Criticism Usually Falls on Deaf Ears
Sound travels roughly three- to- four feet underground depending on soil conditions. Low frequencies travel better. Shrill criticism will never reach your ears— it’s a simple scientific fact and comforting one. Nothing is more debilitating to the posthumous author than the constant patter of negative reviews. Surely, it’s the number one positive reason for publishing after death. Bear in mind, being six feet under does not necessarily make you immune to ridicule and derision. Overly sensitive dead-author types may find themselves rolling unaccountably. An extra wide casket may be the right choice for you.