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Authors – why you shouldn’t ignore bad reviews #wwwblogs #bookreviews

Alison Williams Writing

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The one or two star review. It strikes fear into the heart of every author. There are reams of articles about how to handle bad reviews everywhere. And most of them give the same advice.

Ignore them, they say. Scroll right on past. Don’t take it to heart. All authors get bad reviews. Not everyone will like your book. Maybe the reviewer had an ulterior motive. Forget about it. Move on. Keep your head up.

Well, yes. To all of these. But also, no…

Writing is hard. I know that, I’m an author. You invest huge amounts of time and effort into your writing. It can be a pain. And it’s terrifying having your work out there, where it can be picked apart. Wouldn’t it be lovely if everyone could bear all that in mind when they write a review of your book?

But why should they? No one has…

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The (Indie) Spring Book Festival :)

Celebrate Indie authors and get loads of awesome book bargains at:

The (Indie) Spring Book Festival

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New Series – Smorgasbord Book Promotion – Air Your Reviews – Kevin Morris, D.G.Kaye and Tina Frisco

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I know that most of the book promotions are centred around the Cafe and Bookstore but I wanted to do a series that all authors can participate in even if they are not on the shelves. I have been putting book reviews into the Blogger Daily but find that there is more than enough to warrant a separate series.

This promotion is for authors who would like to share their latest review and also for book reviewers who feel that a particular author should get a little more promotion.

This week I was bemoaning the fact that readers have to put their reviews onto Amazon for each individual country since Amazon do not automatically carry over reviews from one account to another, despite monitoring all those separate accounts for ‘illegal’ reviews.

I hope that this new series will offer another opportunity to spotlight great reviews and whilst I shall be…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Author Update – D.G. Kaye, Malia Ann Haberman and Dariel Raye.

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Welcome to Friday’s Cafe and Bookstore update and the first featured author is D.G. Kaye with another great review for her travel book, Have Bags, Will Travel. This one is from Terri Webster Schrandt. https://secondwindleisure.com/2017/03/09/my-book-review-of-have-bags-will-travel/

About the book

D.G. Kaye is back, and as she reflects on some of her more memorable vacations and travel snags, she finds herself constantly struggling to keep one step ahead of the ever-changing guidelines of the airlines–with her overweight luggage in tow. Her stories alert us to some of the pitfalls of being an obsessive shopper, especially when it comes time for D.G. to bring her treasures home, and remind us of the simpler days when traveling was a breeze.

In her quest to keep from tipping the scales, D.G. strives to devise new tricks to fit everything in her suitcases on each trip. Why is she consistently a target for Canada customs on…

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Give An Author A Second Chance

Shannon A Thompson

Recently I came across a poll on Twitter.

How many times do you give an author a chance before you swear off their work indefinitely?

Before I get into what everyone said, please take a minute to consider this question for yourself. Do you pick up every book someone writes and try it out? Do you skim the first chapter or so? Why did you pick it up in the first place? Was it because the author is extremely popular or because you liked the cover/genre/concept? Is it a debut or an author with numerous books under their writing belt? How many times have you given them a shot? And how do these questions affect swearing someone off indefinitely?

This week, check out a book from someone you've tried to read before. This week, check out a book from someone you’ve tried to read before.

Personally, I’ll pick up any author’s work, numerous times, before I decide they are not for me. Why?…

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Is Amazon finally stepping up?

I found this on an Indie book page on Amazon, thanks to all the review complaints from readers.

If you’re a writer planning to self-publish, Proofreading and Professional Editing are a must! Indie authors who take the time to do this and all their readers will thank you. And hopefully Amazon will keep posting these where they’re needed. :)

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How to Recognise a Thriller Guest Post by Toni Pike…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

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If you are interested in writing a thriller, here are a few key features of that genre to help you on your journey. The thriller genre is always popular with both readers and filmgoers. Reading a thriller allow us to experience adventure, spills and life-threatening danger at no risk to ourselves and from the comfort of our own armchairs. Best of all, it provides the type of excitement that keeps us entertained, turning the pages from start to finish.

Mystery, Suspense and Thrillers

When choosing a genre, writers and readers are oftened confused about the overlap between the mystery, suspense and thriller genres. In an effort to resolve that, here is a brief summary of the often subtle but very real differences.

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Mysteries involve a protagonist who is trying to solve a mystery. The reader goes on the journey with them, gathering clues but not solving the problem until…

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