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Bad Book Reviews

A Bad Book Review Isn't the End of the World

Kristen Houghton | Posted 09.01.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

A bad review is, of course, very uncomfortable to read. You can cry, have a few too many drinks, or get mad. A few authors take it with a grain of salt and let it go or at least, pretend to do so.

12 Classic Books That Got Horrible Reviews

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.23.2015 | Books

Reviewers are tasked with the daunting challenge of critically assessing a work's artistic merit, and determining whether a book is worth readers' val...

Don't Be Held Hostage By Reviewers

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.10.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

Wannabe authors imagine that once they get published, life will be glorious. That's because they haven't thought much about bad reviews. Every author gets them, and sometimes they're crushing.

Dumbest Book Reviews Ever?

Posted 06.28.2012 | Books

Anton Ego, the curmudgeonly food reviewer in Ratatouille, notably says, "In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a p...

8 Awful Book Blurbs By Good Writers

| Posted 02.28.2012 | Books

By Greg Zimmerman for BookRiot: For obvious reasons, established writers are usually very selective about which novels they’ll blurb. Perhaps, so...

Best Rip Job of the Year

Steve Kettmann | Posted 04.06.2012 | Books
Steve Kettmann

Few things are worse for books than reviewers who pull their punches and ask readers to wade through the lukewarm sludge of a bland, boring, fair-to-a...

Why You Can't Trust Amazon Reviewers

IndieReader | Posted 02.04.2012 | Books

Love it or hate it, this is an exciting time in the publishing world. Technological advances have made the long, arduous process of publishing a book cheap, easy and fast--giving voice to millions of new authors and providing readers with a richer, more interesting selection of books.

Huffington Post Readers' Picks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In our article The 5 Meanest Reviews Ever, we asked you for some of your own personal favorite venomous reviews. You responded, telling us about revi...

5 Meanest Book Reviews Ever

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It has been said that any publicity is good publicity. But when someone describes your writing as "like reading a bad newspaper or a bad piece in a ma...