1-Star Reviews, Emergency Help for Authors

Just got burned with a 1-star review? Here's what to do.

The reviewer clearly stated he/she did NOT READ ALL MY BOOK! WAH!

Does the reviewer have to suffer all 120,000 of your brilliant words in order to come to their own personal, highly subjective opinion about the quality and enjoyability of the work?


They can read some of your book and then post a review.

How much is acceptable?

To you: nothing but 100%.

To the reader: whatever they feel like.

Is this fair?


Does this suck, for you?


The only thing you have control over are those words on the page. Even then, you have to battle the little dog who tries to sit on your keyboard while you type.

Will the unfairness of being an author never end?


Once the book’s out of your hands, what happens is up to other people, not you.

So someone posted a critical review and said he/she didn’t finish the book.

Well, I have news for you!

All the other people who posted critical reviews didn’t finish your book either. They didn’t like it.


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This entry was posted on April 11, 2012 by in 1-stars, authorproblems, book reviews, publishing, writing.

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