My first review ever said something like “This book was OK but. . .” and then it went on to name a lot of things they didn’t like. But I was so excited that someone had not only read the book but that it was “OK,” that I forgot to be upset about the rest.

And that’s pretty much my experience on negative reviews. I don’t have a lot of reviews about my work but I firmly believe that while we writers own the copyrights to our books, we don’t own the experience of reading it.

I was fortunate enough to be a guest on the All Indie Writers podcast this past week. Jennifer Mattern and I chatted about some examples of how to handle negative reviews and how not to handle negative reviews. I’d love for you to check it out.


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Princess Jones

Princess Jones is a fantasy author with an obsession with the stories we tell ourselves over and over. For more talk about books, connect with her on Goodreads.

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