I've finally begun getting bad reviews... not an overload, but a few nonetheless.
Obviously as the writer of the book, I initially disagree. Every now and then, I think.... hmmm well the A-hole has a point... I did do that... but you take away a STAR for that? I should hunt you down and eat your children!
What I love is the dumb writer that begins argueing with the reviewer... oh yeah... that'll get you fans buddy! You're really building an author's platform there. (I usually take their books off my TBR list)
So.. too all writers... I have created the BAD REVIEW RECOVERY PLAN.
This plan is FREE!
It is also a sure fire way to not end up doing something crazy like harrassing the reviewer or even worse looking like a big huge throbbing C&&k-Burger!
BAD REVIEW RECOVERY PLAN:
1- Read the bad review.
2-STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER! (Do not go on that reviewer's profile and begin judging the books that they five stared! Do not add the reviewer as a friend! Do not tell other reviewers how much of a douche bag this reviewer is! Don't fight with them on twitter, facebook, goodreads, or other social networking sites where millions of people can see how much of a a-hole you are! Do not even create a fake profile and then begin argueing with the reviewer as the "Huge Fan"!)
3- GO ON YOUR FAVORITE BOOK'S PAGE.... and READ ALL OF THEIR BAD REVIEWS.
I love to go on Daughter of Smoke and Bones (my favorite book ever)! I just enjoy reading the 520 one-star reviews for her book. It just helps me understand that... hey, not everybody is going to love your freakin book! Its okay!
4- GRAB A GLASS OF WINE
5- PLAY SOME SEXY MUSIC AND GREET YOUR HUSBAND WITH NOTHING ON! My hubby loves bad reviews!! I find that a hearty orgasm makes anything better.