Monday, 15 October 2012

Drive by shootings on Goodreads

There sure is a lot of "help" out there for aspiring novelists. Take Goodreads. Looks like a wonderful place to share your love of books and maybe your own book too!

But be careful if you are a Goodreads author and your book becomes even moderately successful, or you might suddenly find yourself hit with several one starred reviews, the literary equivalent of a series of drive by shootings.

If these one starred reviews were accompanied by some constructive criticism, they might serve some useful purpose, but Goodread reviewers are allowed to star "reviews" and make no comments at all.

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