Monday, November 15, 2010
To Be Perfectly Honest
Thanks, everyone, for participating in my book launch!!! It was a blast! If I haven't been by to visit your blog yet, I will soon!
Now, on to another subject. I've had two people on my blog tour line up contact me and tell me that their reviews are less-than-stellar. Both asked me if I preferred to remove them from my tour.
Of course I told them I still want them on my tour!
We can all agree that for the most part, honesty is the best policy. Right? Blog tours are no exception. Here's the way I see it:
1) Like it or not, we all know that not everyone is going to like my book. Of the 40 people I have on my blog tour, if 35 of them like it, I'm thrilled. If all 40 liked it, I would probably think that someone was afraid to tell me what they really thought.
2) My book is NOT PERFECT. I'll be the first to admit this. I see the flaws. Others are going to see the flaws. Some people it's going to bug more than other people. I hope the majority of readers will turn a blind eye, but I am certainly not surprised when there are negative responses.
3) Negative reviews create controversy, and controversy creates interest. At least, I hope so.
Give it to me straight! When I get my first 1-star review, we'll have a consolation party!
And for Monday, we have the wonderful Niki up on the blog tour! Tuesday is Lynn Parson! Be sure and check them out! Contest details on the tab at the top of the blog!