Thursday, 7 April 2011

Common Responses to Negative Reviews

Do you write books? Do you write book reviews? Do you read book reviews?

If so, some of these reponses will probably sound familiar. David Hebblethwaite has put together 'Review Response Bingo' over on his blog. Very funny. Do check it out.

4 comments:

Deborah Lawrenson said...

The only bad review that's ever bugged me was one on the internet from someone who gave the book two stars and said it was a bad novel because one of the characters was so mean that it upset her!

Helen Smith said...

That's weird! Fortunately anyone reading it would be likely to think so, so I think a bad review like that doesn't make any difference to sales - and might even brighten someone's day as they read it.

Interval Drinks said...

Not related at all but I just spotted a copy of Being Light very prominently displayed in the Recommended section of my local library, which made me smile.

Helen Smith said...

That's fantastic! Thanks for telling me - got to love the libraries :)