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  1. Tina Collins
    July 10, 2015 @ 5:06 am

    From the viewpoint of a reviewer, even poor reviews are good for marketing. As a writer, too, it’s hard to see your baby criticised! However, a good writer should accept poor reviews as inevitable and use them constructively. I don’t think any writer/author should worry about poor reviews if they do not outweigh the good ones! E.L James springs to mind…

    • Elvis Michael
      July 11, 2015 @ 11:24 am

      Agreed! The best people can (and should) do is take some notes and correct those mistakes based on what multiple reviewers said. Otherwise, be very clear in the book’s description so that readers know what to expect.

      – If you’re not able to change a complaint, clearly explain why in the book’s description (sometimes the reviewer is merely being picky and nailing you based on his very personal opinion).
      – Make your description a sales letter, but make it an honest one. Don’t oversell or exaggerate things. Your reviewers will let you know this the hard way.

      Thanks, Tina.