Amazon has purchased Goodreads, that could be a good thing. Then again, it could be a bad thing, it depends on the reader. All of my books have received a handful of reviews, almost all of them have been positive. The people who hate me, really, really hate me.
My last book, Lawyer Geisha Pink, received a "truly terrible" review from Caitlin Richards. All the other book reviews were positive five and four stars, but Caitlin didn't just think I was terrible, I was truly terrible. That's it, two words.
In an earlier book, Crater County, someone named Cindy wrote that my boo Crater County was awful. "It seemed appealing - a murder mystery set in our own New Mexico by a NM author. But it was terrible. Nonsensical characters, undeveloped, gaping plot explanation holes, and strange regional tidbits (there is no winery in Los Alamos). And to make matters worse the publishing was godawful."
Cindy hoped that I never wrote a book again.
Seriously. I don't know if Cindy wrote another review again.
Do I send her the national awards I've received on the five books since then? Does it matter? I'd be lying if I said I didn't.
I don't know who Caitlin Richards is, and I know a lot of Cindys. If I win any national awards, I will certainly think of them.
I have to take the good reads with the bad I suppose.