How to Stop the Shocking Misunderstanding
Author Billie Eilish is an award winning writer who lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She was recently featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and made a few appearances at the Seattle Comic Con. Eilish has published several books of horror stories in the genre of vampire novels, which are usually available for only twenty-five dollars on Amazon. She also writes a blog called Horror Reads.
A lot of writers can’t stand to get feedback from a reader so they write to them using e-mail. Eilish is one of the people who should not do this. When you send a review to someone, it is like going into a fight without weapons. They will be curious and angry. Don’t let your emotions affect the content of your book.
People who don’t have time to read reviews are fine with written reviews. However, for authors they can be a little difficult to do. It is nice to get feedback from those who have written a few books.
Readers who read your book might not like it because they don’t like a lot of things about it. Your reader might hate it for being too similar to a novel they have read or it might be because of something they saw in the novel. It all depends on your book and the amount of time you took to research and write it.
Eilish might try to suggest that she has no idea what they think. Just because she isn’t talking about the book, doesn’t mean she doesn’t know it. If you do not have any feedback from readers on a book, the last thing you want to do is create more. You could end up getting yourself in trouble if they dislike your book. Especially, with a self-published author.
Sometimes they can tell how they feel about your book before they get a chance to read it. For example, they might go to one chapter and they will never come back. Don’t give them reasons not to like your book.
Book reviews make writers sad. Writers are afraid that their book will get “mixed reviews” and they can’t sell it. If you do not allow criticism, you may never get it published.
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