The unkindest cut of all - Karen Bush
Trolls are just jealous ...
(Pic: John Bauer, 1915)
Much has been said about reviews, both positive and negative, and the horror of trolls and spiteful authors out to promote themselves while simultaneously dissing your own work ... But recently I had a response to one of my books which made me gasp in disbelief. It was the cruelest review I've ever received - and without a single word being written
As you all know, Amazon enables you to follow your sales on a daily, weekly and monthly basis: and also to see whether any have been returned for a refund by disgruntled customers. Fair enough - tastes differ, and not everyone will like your work.
But what really took my breath away was that the book which was returned for refund was on a free promo at the time. Wow. The person could just have deleted it: after all, it had cost nothing to download. But no, he or she had to make a point of returning it. That hurt. You must really have to hate a book to return a free one.
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