Tuesday, June 11, 2013

One more time...do NOT argue with reviewers.

I had to learn this lesson myself as a newbie author. In my case, content of the book in question was lied about. So this is presented as, once again, a lesson in WHY YOU NEVER EVER EVER ARGUE WITH REVIEWERS!!!

But this...

Break out the popcorn, because this will be one spectacular train wreck unless the author stops what they're doing.

This is simply beyond the pale. And the fact that the author is totally arrogant as they confront the reviewers is a total face/palm. Kudos to the reviewers for screen-capping the stuff the author tried to delete as they tried to cover their path.

Check out the comments on the critical reviews left for this (esp. the 1- and 2-star reviews) and see how the author argues with the reviewers. The book in question is currently a freebie titled "Baby" by J.K. Accinni. http://www.amazon.com/Baby-Species-Intervention-6609-ebook/dp/B0092PLG16/

This part is too long for screencaps. It just has to be read to be believed: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3TBGGNFXS9BMJ/ref=cm_cr_pr_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0092PLG16

Here are a few screen caps of the author arguing with reviewers:

I don't care what excuse you use: ARGUING WITH REVIEWERS NEVER ENDS WELL! So cut it right the hell out. Not only does it make you look like an idiot, it attracts even more trolls who want to pile on.

*shaking my damn head*

For the love of all that's holy, J.K. Accinni, SHUT THE FRAK UP and just deal with a few bad reviews.


  1. "I'd prefer you just not review it if you don't like it"? DUH! headdesk

  2. Interesting that many of the better reviews have similar comments about time commitments as well as similar grammatical and spelling errors. Oh and 1 out of 1 found them helpful.

  3. Kimberly - LOL!

    Hollie - I hadn't even looked at that. Hmmmm... Me suspects shenanigans.

  4. Yeah. All those glowing reviews sorta kinda read like they were written by the same person... hmmm....

    1. Yeah, I started skimming through them, and there were quite a few, enough to make me wonder.

  5. I recently saw a five star review on Amazon for a book. It was one of the most glowing, fantastic reviews I'd ever seen. What struck me as odd was that the reviewer's name was EXACTLY the same name as the author. She couldn't have reviewed her own book, could she? Naaaa