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No author likes to see a one-star review, but the truth is that they’re a good sign for some books.

However, as mentioned previously, some authors really don’t deal well with rejection.

I’m an indie author. I work over 100 hours a week to get my books to succeed so that I don’t have to be a slave anymore. This review is not good for my business, so unless your desire is to ruin my dreams, it would mean a great deal if you could remove this review from my work and forget about it. But if it’s your desire to hurt me financially and ruin my business, then it’s understandable why you would post such a harmful review.

and

For someone to leave such a toxic review on a book that contains so much gnosis, that people had to die in order to learn in the past, is an utter disgrace to the human condition.

and

Someone that leaves 1 star reviews on someone’s work who didn’t wrong them, who they’ve never met, that’s IS THE MEASURE OF A BAD PERSON.

and one more

NONE of you have any more or less rights than anyone at the NYT. To me, you’re more important than the people that are bought off at the NYT. Or did you think Hilary Clinton could just write a bestseller on her own? Nevertheless, wait till the NYT tries me. I’ll start NAMING NAMES. See what you don’t understand is my experience with the dark occultists of this world that are destroying you from within. You think ToO is some pathetic little fantasy from an author with a God complex. It’s not. It’s an allegorical metaphor for what’s going on because I can’t come out and speak without being in serious danger…

And on and on. It’s quite the train wreck, and he does it in response to other comments as well.

But what he doesn’t understand is that a few one-star reviews mixed in with a bunch of five-stars (and I don’t even want to think about how he got those) legitimizes those positive reviews. Without a few slams, the praise seems like it came from friends, family, and co-workers (or worse, was bought and paid for). He should WANT some dings.

Instead, he’s going on about “dark occultists” and being attacked, which says everything that needs saying about him, I guess.

Mirrored from Harry Connolly. You can comment here but not there.

Comments

( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
martianmooncrab
Jun. 7th, 2015 04:35 am (UTC)
how about some light occultists for some 3 star reviews?
burger_eater
Jun. 7th, 2015 04:37 am (UTC)
Everyone underrates the light occultists.
anna_wing
Jun. 8th, 2015 08:24 am (UTC)
Yet another person who has not understood the function of a review, the role of the reader, the role of the author etc etc etc.
burger_eater
Jun. 8th, 2015 02:27 pm (UTC)
That guy has more problems than just his ignorance.
geniusofevil
Jun. 8th, 2015 03:00 pm (UTC)

They never learn do they? Do you think they are stuck in a time loop?

burger_eater
Jun. 8th, 2015 03:28 pm (UTC)
There but for the grace of brain chemistry go I.

I think most people have learned. The ones who haven't, can't.
geniusofevil
Jun. 8th, 2015 04:04 pm (UTC)
so true
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