I would like to point out that these are not attitudes that ought to be expressed by authors who hope to win over readers and reviewers:
In fact, any It’s Happy Bunny graphic from Jim Benton is an excellent example of how not to act online or off. And anyone who behaves in ways similar to these graphics — author, agent, reviewer, etc.– is not someone I want to know, be around, or support financially let alone read.
The reason is very simple: Life is too short and book blogging is too much fun for me to want to turn it into a thankless chore.
I have no interest in going into a book knowing the author or someone connected to them might try and make me miserable should I fail to give it a 5 star review. Furthermore, when there are so many amazing authors, reviewers, and agents out there… Why on Earth would I want to assist in promoting someone who behaves appallingly towards others?