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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

How not to handle bad reviews


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The internet has wiped out the traditional divide between authors and reviewers. Photograph: Alamy

Writers, said the science fiction author Isaac Asimov, fall into two groups: "Those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review."

Jacqueline Howett falls into the former category. Her now-infamous online outburst against a two-star review of her self-published novel The Greek Seaman on Big Al's Books and Pals, a website devoted to reviewing the output of the independent presses, is less "bleeding visibly", more an out-and-out gorefest.

Read more (courtesy Guardian)

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