I am yet again left astounded why anyone would want to leave a bad review for a self publishers hard work. Maybe Amazon should take a long hard look at the review system where sellers can choose which reviews to keep or delete.
At the moment the system is open for manipulation on both sides, authors can find ways to put up five star reviews and also authors can put up 1 star reviews on fellow authors books which they feel threatened by him.
I have just received another 1 star review which is absolutely trying to destroy me, WHY? I suspect it is another author whom is trying to sabotage my hard work.
self publishers are what they are! Most of us are not in the position to hire editors who work for around a dollar fifty a page. we offer an alternative work where you have full protection if you find your not happy with the item.
The bad review left for me criticizes my grammar in every sense available,misspellings, poor parallelism, illogical dialogue, misplaced punctuation, you name it the reviewer has added it.
So if he hated my style of writing so much then why did he buy the book in the first place?
Amazon is heavily weighted on the side of the buyer, which most authors appreciate.
so why when you can read the first four chapters for free? and receive a full refund if you are unhappy, do you feel the need to destroy someone's hard work.
it just does not make sense to me"
If the following was true
I was claiming my work to be as good as Dickens or Shakespeare.
There was no refund available.
Then I could fully understand why there would be a need to give your opinion so that maybe you could warn other potential buyers.
Maybe there are just cold-hearted people out there who get their perverted kicks trying to ruin someone's dreams?
It is so sad that people in this day and age have to put someone down in order to pump up their own importance.
In short, a guy buys my book and does not like it, he gets a refund simply by clicking a button, so where is the big deal? why be so vindictive? I have not burgled your home or shot your dog. just move on and live and let live.
Humanity is such a wonderful thing but sometimes certain humans act so sad it makes you wonder where society is going.