A Subjective Review – The Art of Receiving

Just to add to Rosa’s blog about why people are hesitant to leave reviews, here are my thoughts on how to handle a critical one.

Beth Hammond

It’s going to happen. You’re going to get book reviews that sting.

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Some things to consider when you get reviews that have critical content:

Often they will conflict with other reviewers opinions. Why? Because art is subjective.

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It’s important to respect the opinions of the reviewer even if they are critical.

But, if you see a pattern in the critical reviews take heed. You can learn and grow from it.

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If you see wildly conflicting critique then it is probably just a matter of taste. Brush it off and move on.

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Oh, and one last thing. Don’t ever, under any circumstances, argue with the reviewer in public. It’s like committing career suicide.

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Not to mention it makes you look like this to potential readers:

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Save that for home;)

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