Since some asshat authors who have been attacking some friends of mine for leaving less than glowing 5-star book reviews on their work, here’s this helpful list on How to Deal with Bad Reviews on Your Book:
- Take a deep breath.
- Read the review.
- If there is valid criticism, take heed of it. Think about it and perhaps use it to better your style of writing.
- If the review is a rant by an apparent lunatic (or loonie, for short), spam for another book, or an attack by a detractor, identify it as such and confine said review to where it belongs: Oblivion. Forget it exists. Insanity breeds insanity, and being a writer, you don’t need more madness than what you’ve already got between your ears.
- If point #4 is in effect: In certain instances, when a review is touching or right on the mark with you as…
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