Reviews I will admit do come with a reputation. The reason I say this is because I know for a fact that some people pay other people to leave certain Authors bad reviews. I know this is the truth because I know one Author this happened to. I know that we all need reviews, and it’s lovely to get them and we have to accept the bad with the good because we don’t all enjoy a book when we’ve read it.
I’ve not spoken about this before, so I will. I may have mentioned it in passing but not the full story. I dropped into Amazon to see my reviews. One said This Author needs an Editor badly. Fine, her opinion but I did have an Editor. My son, who is actually a professional Editor so I know my books are well Edited. Maybe the odd one of two letters miss out but tell me an Editor who doesn’t miss one letter here or there, mainly because Editors are human. Suddenly I looked at another review. This Author needs to grow a brain. Pardon me? That was a bit harsh. Even if you don’t like my book. To say I need to grow a brain was a bit of a insult. Then it went on and on. This Author is a fake. They are in Africa and are a scam and will take your money. Well you can check out my profile as an Author any time. How am I a fake when my name and details are on the cover of my books. So this went on and on. Reports to Amazon got me nowhere, until a further check saw one hundred and twenty five people getting the same review and at long last the Amazon machine swung into action and the whole thing was taken down.
However, I do value reviews if you read my books, good or bad. So please leave me one and if you’d like to leave me a comment or chat to me, I’d love to hear from you as well.