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The Author Marketing Podcast

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May 3, 2015

Getting a one-star review on your book feels like the end of the world. It doesn’t matter if you’ve gotten 50 positive reviews up to that point, the psychology of the human brain makes you want to fully concentrate on the negativity spewed forth by that reviewer. Your instinct may be to report this person who would dare to give your book such a low rating. After all, who would malign your book but someone who meant it personally?

There are multiple articles out there about how to get your negative reviews taken off of Amazon and other shady practices. If there’s something offensive or nonsensical about the review that’s one thing, but if you simply want to take down a review that’s lowering your book’s average rating, then you really should consider a different strategy altogether. It’s much better to cope with the one-star review then it is to whine and cry about it. Here are five ways to actually deal with negative reviews.