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Wars Between Book Reviewers and Authors free pdf With the advent of more self-publishing venues, more authors are placing their written works at all of the major bookseller websites. This has admittedly opened the door for books of lesser-quality to be published. Understandably, this has angered some readers, who also serve as book reviewers. Some are upset at the fact that the major booksellers are allowing trash titles (inferior quality books), to be advertised on their sites. Independent authors who have good quality books to offer but whose written works are not at the standard of premium-quality novels, are sometimes persecuted. The fore-mentioned reviewers, are going overboard in attempting to eradicate inferior-quality books, by harshly criticizing them, via their written attacks. These are often directed at the author, as well as book content. Should this be occurring? My belief is that yes...harsh reviews are necessary in some cases but how far should a reviewer go in expressing their dislikes for book products? Should they go so far as to use extreme ridicule, spiteful remarks and other attack language in their reviews? I would ask readers, to consider the points of perspective I have attempted to present as objectively as possible, within the chapters and sections of this book. SUBTITLE: "Can Motives Be Proper for Attack Reviews?" (3 Sections, 17 Headings, Approx. 15,472 words in length) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SECTION ONE: Effects of UNFAIRLY UNFAVORABLE Book Reviews on Independent Authors: When a Negative Review IS NOT MERITED by a Written Work CONTENTS: 1. RECENT POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE CHANGES IN PUBLISHING AND BOOK REVIEWING 2. HIGHLY NEGATIVE BOOK REVIEWS: DESTROYING AUTHORS WITH A FEW TAPS OF THE KEYBOARD 3. A BAD REVIEW ON MY HEALTH TITLE 4. ARE AUTHOR COMPLAINTS ABOUT NEGATIVE REVIEWS LEGITIMATE? 5. AUTHORS IMPROVE BUT MUST BE OPEN TO 'APPROPRIATE' CRITICISM 6. VAGUE REVIEWS NOT EXPLAINING WHY A LOW RATING WAS GIVEN 7. TRASH TITLES CONTRIBUTE TO BAD PERCEPTIONS TOWARD INDIE AUTHORS 8. IN CONCLUSION - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SECTION TWO: Writing Books that Won't Get Blue Meanie Reviews: How To Avoid People Who Aren't Nice with Reviewing Your Books CONTENTS: Chapter 1: Why People Write Bad Book Reviews Even When They're Not Mad at Anyone Chapter 2: Avoid Bad Reviews by Writing a Threatening Introduction Chapter 3: Format Your Book in Such a Way as to Stun Readers into Giving you Nothing but Good Reviews My Conclusion - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SECTION THREE: Bashing Authors with Negative Reviews and Feeling Fully Justified: Trashing Writers of Bad Books for Fun and Self Confidence CONTENTS: First Chapter: I'm Really Not a Bad Person, I Just Don't Like Some Books! Second Chapter: Watching the Trends by Keeping Up with Group Members Third Chapter: I Never Thought Becoming a Reviewer Would Be So Easy! Fourth Chapter: Hints for Writing Bash Reviews for Trashing Inferior Authors My Closing Thoughts - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Toward the end of 2012, I made the careful decision to publish an eBook on the subject of "unfairly unfavorable book reviews," which would be the first in a three-part experimental series (observing reviewer responses to each eBook installment). I have never forgotten, at any time during this process, that most reviewers are people with honest intentions and who do a great job expressing likes and dislikes for books they have read. Still, with reviews in some circles, continuing to head the direction of "anything goes," this experiment was important and I have no regrets for using it to help bring awareness to proper versus improper book reviewing practices.

About James M Lowrance

A husband, father and grandfather, I've been a contract salesman most of my life. During the early 1990s, I marketed an outdoors product I invented and that I formed a small corporation to patent, manufacture and sell called the "Rod Floater" (now a registered Trademark). I traveled the U.S. making presentations to groups of Wal-Mart zone and district managers and received authorization to sell the product in two regions of Wal-Mart stores for five years. I also sold the product to Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's and Academy Stores, all of which still carry the product and I landed a national promotion for the product with Kerr-McGee Oil company who began using the product to promote their "Mystik Brand" outboard motor oil in 1992. In 1996 I licensed the product to TTI-Blakemore, a major fishing tackle conglomerate, from which I am still paid monthly royalties from sales of the product. I received a diploma from Liberty University for completion of theological studies in 1996. I served as a youth minister, Bible teacher and guest speaker in fundamental, evangelical Christian churches, from 1982 to 2003. I enjoy writing books and articles on Bible subjects. In 2003 I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism- "Hashimoto's thyroiditis" being the cause. This autoimmune form of thyroid disease resulted in my also developing "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," due to a compromised immune system with severe co-morbid "Adrenal Fatigue." I also suffered severe anxiety symptoms, including panic attacks early into the onset of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (Hashitoxicosis). A common heart murmur I was diagnosed with in my teens called "Mitral Valve Prolapse," also worsened in severity of symptoms, with the development of these other health disorders. My eventual receiving of a diagnosis was a difficult process with proper diagnostic testing not being ordered by the first doctors I sought treatment from. These types of issues were inspiration for me to become proactive in my own health care and to self-educate myself on these health disorders, which I have done extensively since 2003. I now enjoy sharing this information with other patients experiencing my same health disorders, through e-books, books and articles. I have been written-up by Best-Selling Author: Mary Shomon, at her About.com Thyroid Disease website. She states of me: "Jim has also earned the distinction of being the writer/blogger who has reviewed more of my thyroid books than any other patient advocate!"

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Author : James M Lowrance
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 13 June 2013
ISBN : 1490434011
EAN : 9781490434018
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 100 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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