A Folder Called ‘Bollocks’ – Why Authors Should NEVER Respond to Reviews

For any authors out there, click on the link Heather is writing about, print it out, pin it to the wall with a heading NEVER DO THIS.

3 thoughts on “A Folder Called ‘Bollocks’ – Why Authors Should NEVER Respond to Reviews

  1. Thank you for sharing this Dylan. It is indeed an important lesson to us all! Hashtag PAINFUL 🙂

  2. That good reads saga was amazing. Unbelievable. I only read the first and last pages and it took all morning!

    At least when I wrote a two star review the author emailed me rather than looking like a prat on Amazon.

    There were some good comments on GR though. Not the least of which was to ask for more specific feedback, which the reviewer had offered to do anyway with her offer to rewrite a more detailed review.

    But there are some huge egos out there.

    Did you read the preview of your namesakes’s book? I read a few pages. The style was t too bad, par formatting was a bit off, and some sentences left a bit to be desired. From what I read if it applied to the rest of the book, I’d prob have gone with two/two.five stars.

    • I didn’t read the preview as the book description was enough. It was just horrible to read. Like you, I have sympathy with him to ask for a more specific reason (although I would still never recommend an author does this) but to make it out as a personal attack was just plain wrong. A very hard lesson to learn.

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