This happened to me yesterday and I hope it doesn’t happen to you. A one-star review for Sunspots showed up, bad enough, and then I read it. The title of the review is BAD and then she writes, “I actually don’t remember this book at all That means I read a few pages and deleted it cuz it was so bad.” I had recently read that giving one’s books away on kindle select brings out these snarky trolls. It has been a year since I gave my book away last December when it was first published. I have since walked away from the select program for many reasons, now I have one more.
What is more sickening about this reviewer is that she posted more than a hundred reviews on the same day as she posted the one for Sunspots. Every smutty piece of filth got 5-stars. Mainstream books got the same one-star review, same words. I didn’t realize that Amazon published porn, like “Lick my Pussy.” How disgusting. It demeans all of us writers for Amazon to sell that crap.
So what’s worse than that susanmx? Amazon telling me that they can’t take down her review. My family members who have READ the book and loved it can’t post a review, but this ridiculous review from a person who admits not reading the book can’t be taken down.
SICKENING. I understand why most people hate people.