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Authors Behaving Badly #14

By Pocketfulofbooks @PocketfulofBooks

Authors Behaving Badly: When  Authors React Badly to Negative Reviews and Criticism! Or: How NOT to Handle Bad Reviews!

When an author puts a book out into the world they must know it's not going to get completely positive feedback. All books, throughout history, from Hamlet to The Da Vinci Code, have people who love them and people who hate them. And most authors handle the negative reviews pretty well (even if they're crying inside).

Authors Behaving Badly #14

However, some authors decide that they want to fight their critics. Some get personal. Some get downright nasty. Did someone say car crash?

I was originally going to post one article on this but so many authors have behaved badly that I thought I would make it a weekly feature! I bringz you all the drama every Thursday from authors who have been a little naughty.

14. Stephen Leather Prowls His Amazon Reviews and Gives Reviewers an Ear-ful!

Authors Behaving Badly #14

Who Is He: Stephen Leather, who, to quote Wikipedia, 'is Britishthrillerauthor currently published by Hodder & Stoughton. He has sold more than two million books in more than ten languages and has written for television shows such as London's BurningThe Knock and the BBC'sMurder in Mind series.His books have made him one of the top selling Amazon Kindle authors and in 2011 he was the second bestselling UK author worldwide on Kindle.' (Source)
Authors Behaving Badly #14
What He Responded Badly To: Oh so many, MANY reviews. Our Stephen has a nasty habit of reading the bad reviews of his books on Amazon and giving the reviewers some, shall we say, tips on how to read and enjoy his book better? It is a joy to behold.
What Made the Fur Fly:  Pretty much ALL the 1 star reviews! I have painstakingly screencapped the original reviews and his comments below:

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