One comment on “The Double Edged Sword of Reviews

  1. Doug, I completely agree that we can get reviews from out of nowhere. We can’t afford to get too bent out of shape about it. As you pointed out, the most desirable are the ones that give specific and constructive criticism.

    It seems inexplicable that one reader thought the book was geared for kids while another says it was intelligent. Perhaps it went so far over head of the person who suggested it was for children that he missed the depth of it entirely and thought it simplistic.

    One thing we have to bear in mind is that not every reviewer is a member of our target audience. If a reader doesn’t like or understand the genre, he’s not likely to provide a knowledgeable review.

    I haven’t had a chance to read any of your stuff yet. (So many books, so little time!) But I’m looking forward to checking one or more of them out. Hope to be able to offer something useful once I finally do.

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