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Kathleen Hale, bad reviews, and what authors and readers owe each other

The book blogger community is up in arms this week over a recent Guardian essay, in which YA author Kathleen Hale confesses to stalking and actually going to the house of an online critic who posted a negative review of her novel on Goodreads. 720 more words


Upon Careful Review

It has been nearly a month since my last original blog post, thanks in part to a Netbook that finally said its last, sad farewell to  me after being my faithful companion for more than three years.   1,099 more words


Writer Tip Wednesday - How to Endure a Bad Review

You’ve spend countless hours, days, weeks, months, maybe even years working on your novel. Whether you self publish or traditional publish, you are finally looking at your book live and up for sale on Amazon. 423 more words

Writer Tips

Online reviews: the good, the bad and the ugly.

Directories like Google Places, Yelp and Foursquare can be incredibly beneficial to brick and mortar businesses seeking foot traffic or with a service to sell. Restaurants, hotels, hairdressers and other service providers have the most to gain. 478 more words

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Who are these annoying little people who are reviewing my book on Amazon?

Advice-columnist Margo Howard is distressed that she received bad reviews of her recent memoir from real, ordinary people on Amazon.  The reviews were written by Amazon’s… 398 more words


Keeping Your Sanity

Do you ever feel like you’re going to lose your mind while you go through the process of getting published?

It doesn’t matter if you traditional or indie publish, there are times you’re going to question your sanity, at least I have several times in the past year  It’s inevitable when you work in a creative field.  212 more words


Crossing the Line: Why Feeding the Trolls Can Turn You Into Something Even Worse

The Internet is abuzz with conversation today about an article published in The Guardian yesterday by young adult author Kathleen Hale entitled “‘Am I being catfished?’ An author confronts her number one online critic.” 1,685 more words