By: Brownwyn Hemus
You’ve put yourself out there, produced something you’re proud of, and with a few lousy words and a low star rating, all that confidence is turned on its head.
But fear not: you’re not the first author to receive bad book reviews and luckily, those who have gone before have shared their thoughts on bad reviews and what they really mean.
1. Not everyone is going to like it
This is the kind of advice that invites eye-rolls but there’s a difference between knowing it’s true and appreciating what it means. Most authors quite reasonably think of their books in purely positive terms. Readers either enjoy your book, or they don’t like the genre/style/language/… in general.
It might be a great book, but I’m just not into fantasy/first person/explicit stories.
There is however a third option: readers who do read books similar to yours but for some reason hate your book specifically.
Receiving a bad review can often feel like a betrayal, because why would someone try to tear down a book that was only intended to please?
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