Usually I would not recommend replying to reviewers who give your book a negative 1-star review, but in this case, I think Tim Baker’s response nailed it!
Any independent author will tell you how important reviews are.
Word of mouth is great – we love it when you tell your friends and family that you enjoyed our books, but an on-line review is forever.
One written review is worth a hundred verbal recommendations, because many people will forget the part of the conversation you had at the party about the last book you read – but once you put that praise in writing on a site like Amazon it’ll be there long after the party is forgotten.
So it’s no surprise that independent authors often (shamelessly) beg people for reviews.
I, personally, have written a few blog posts asking people to write reviews, (here’s one) even offering to name reviewers in my books…often to no avail.
Of course, there is a downside to getting reviews…
The Bad Review
Whether you’ve written one poem or…
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