Monday, April 23, 2012
Reviews and What to Say
Once you sell enough books to start getting reviews, it can be rough. I've had a lot of really nice things said about my writing, as well as some not so nice. It's REALLY hard to respond to a review. It's probably good that some forums don't allow you to respond, but in the past, when I saw a blog review of my book, I would always jot off a note.
I never berated, insulted, or even disagreed with a bad reviewer. My standard answer was "I'm sorry my book wasn't more to your liking." Why? Why even respond. The answer is absolutely no good reason. It accomplishes nothing. It's just so damn hard not to. But I'm going to try from this point. I'm going to thank positive reviewers and just ignore negative ones.
I won't respond to negative reviews. You can bet your ass I'm still going to read them though. I'm going to sit and read, cross my arms, stick out my lip, and fume about it. Can't help myself. :)