What should you do if a reviewer obviously didn’t read your novel? #WriterWednesday #AmWriting


The very first review I got was on Amazon. The person who did the review decided to change their account name and though they can’t spell it looked like my own name as if I reviewed my own book…Funny thing is…Amazon never ever took it down.

D.E. Haggerty

There is a lot of discussion amongst writers about what to do if you get a bad review. Spoiler alert: Do nothing (except dip into that bottle of wine). But what should you do if a reviewer obviously didn’t read your novel? Should you even care? A review is a review, right? And if it’s a positive review, then it’s all good, isn’t it? No, not exactly.

First of all, let me explain what I mean by a review that makes it obvious the reviewer didn’t read the novel. I’m not talking about a review which is very short or generalized. Those types of reviews are fine. In fact, I often think those reviews are more genuine as they tend to be from readers who purchased the book and not bloggers/reviewers/writers who read the book as a courtesy to the author. I’m also not talking about reviews that quote the…

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2 thoughts on “What should you do if a reviewer obviously didn’t read your novel? #WriterWednesday #AmWriting

  1. D.E. Haggerty says:

    Thanks for sharing! Amazon doesn’t seem to do very well with taking reviews down. I had one reviewer read 2 pages in my 3 book series and then claim it is pornography. It’s a clean read! No response from amazon.

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