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nettiegirl33

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Re: Some of you guys-n-gals are freaking liars!
Posted: Apr 24, 2012 1:11 AM   in response to: nettiegirl33 in response to: nettiegirl33
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You know, the forum purists are going to hate us for this.
captaincareless

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Posted: Apr 24, 2012 1:17 AM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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Sorry about the wait. I went for another drink.

Say just because of your last paragraph can I get you one?

They are going to hate this.
captaincareless

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Posted: Apr 24, 2012 1:18 AM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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Maybe we can make this three pages long.
nettiegirl33

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Posted: Apr 24, 2012 1:22 AM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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I think I'm out of things to say. Sorry.
captaincareless

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Posted: Apr 24, 2012 1:30 AM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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Darn.
camellifolia

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Re: Some of you guys-n-gals are freaking liars!
Posted: Apr 24, 2012 2:03 AM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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No don't stop! I need a pre-work humor blast. And many a lie have I seen pass through these forums. Such as I'll tag/like you, really I will...

Kathleen
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Re: Some of you guys-n-gals are freaking liars!
Posted: Apr 24, 2012 3:33 AM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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I have looked at so many people on here that have an
average of pure 5 star reviews on Amazon.

Hemingway's "A Farwell to Arms" is only rated
4 stars (one of my favorite books ever). Hunter
S.Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is
only 4 and a quarter star! Pfffffff.....You jokers
you.

I have one review from a total stranger! No
friends, no family, I didn't even tell them my shit
was on the Kindle. What hubris some of you are made
of ! Bob


I can't be bothered...

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lendr

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Re: Some of you guys-n-gals are freaking liars!
Posted: Apr 24, 2012 4:01 AM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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[i]The Son of Perdition[/i] has 5-star only reviews... for now...

The trick is to realize that I only have 5 reviews. However, Hemingway has 429, and I'm sure that his first 5 reviews were five-star only songs of praise as well. Who knows? By the time I hit 429 reviews, I'll have a couple of 4-star and lower reviews under my belt as well...

Let's touch base in 2073 (estimated time that I might hit 429 reviews) and if I'm still 5-star only, we'll know that I'm a "freaking liar" ... Deal?

L
seechellewrite

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Re: Some of you guys-n-gals are freaking liars!
Posted: Apr 24, 2012 4:11 AM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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I am actually embarrassed of my all five star reviews (only 7 of them though) for this exact reason. I hate people to think they are fake just b/c of that. I did ask for some of the reviews, though did not ask for the rating of course, just b/c of my marketing strategy. One of the best ways to get exposure is to find book review sites and ask them to review your book on their blog. Then their 1,000 to 5,000 ect... followers and readers get introduced to your book. I don't feel bad that the three five stars I got with this method were requested because I've seen these same reviewers rip books apart and give three star reviews often.

So, as with all things, don't lump everyone into one category. If you have the courage to do it, ask a book review blogger to review your book and see what they give you. With most I've seen, their review will be a lot more pertinent, articulate, and objective than the "real" reviews you seem to think are the only ones that matter.

p.s. my goodreads reviews are slightly more authentic looking because I've got a couple four stars on there. I love them. Yay me!
thetimucuan

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Re: Some of you guys-n-gals are freaking liars!
Posted: Apr 24, 2012 4:11 AM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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All of my reviews are legit. I have about 74 reviews on GoodReads and have never even registered there. The Goodreads reviews started out with lower averages than on Amazon, but now are averaging higher. I had nothing to do with my reviews other than writing the books.
thetimucuan

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Posted: Apr 24, 2012 4:20 AM   in response to: lendr in response to: lendr
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Hemingway is hated by the Left and many hate his style of writing. Then there is the fact his work is dated. It was written before most of us were born. I've seen reviews on his work that was just full of hate. Someone here even attacked him for being a hunter.

As for my own reviews, I get a few four or five star reviews and then here comes this guy posting under different accounts with a one star review. The last one he posted said he hated the first book so much he just had to read the second one and hated it even more. I would not be surprised when I publish my third book in the series, he will post a review about how much he hated the first two so much he just had to read the third to see how much he hated it.
randomas

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Posted: Apr 24, 2012 4:53 AM   in response to: nettiegirl33 in response to: nettiegirl33
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HOWARD Jones 'Noone is to blame ' I loved that song, brings back lots of memories.
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Re: Some of you guys-n-gals are freaking liars!
Posted: Apr 24, 2012 4:54 AM   in response to: thetimucuan in response to: thetimucuan
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As for my own reviews, I get a few four or five star reviews and then here comes this guy posting under different accounts with a one star review. The last one he posted said he hated the first book so much he just had to read the second one and hated it even more. I would not be surprised when I publish my third book in the series, he will post a review about how much he hated the first two so much he just had to read the third to see how much he hated it.

Bwhahahaha!!! That's funny!! I think I figured out which ones are your books. Would like to find out for sure one day so that I can read 'em too. Who knows? Perhaps I hate the first two enough to buy the third one too :D heh!

bastaborn

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Re: Some of you guys-n-gals are freaking liars!
Posted: Apr 24, 2012 5:33 AM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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I have looked at so many people on here that have an
average of pure 5 star reviews on Amazon.

Hemingway's "A Farwell to Arms" is only rated
4 stars (one of my favorite books ever). Hunter
S.Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is
only 4 and a quarter star! Pfffffff.....You jokers
you.

http://www.amazon.com/Clerk-Other-Dirty-Tales-ebook/dp
/B007MIIM1C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335251073&sr=8-1

Have you considered the possibility that it might just be that your writing isn't very good; I looked at the blurb and didn't make past the first paragraph…personal opinion…and I have looked at loads of the authors on this site; there are a lot good writers here…some I grant, could do with a little help, and are like yourself, in the minority...but the overall quality is really high…

Me thinks you are a little green eyed…

B

cheapliterature...

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Re: Some of you guys-n-gals are freaking liars!
Posted: Apr 24, 2012 5:41 AM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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You can tell when it's a review from a friend and family ... because they will talk about the writer and not the product - THE STORY! Or at a push the style of writing. That's always the big give away ...

... so when of one my design clients bought my story and said he'd give it a review I told him not to talk about me. But it was him that was offering the review. I don't mind saying it was a review from someone I knew. Who cares? There's no law against it. They've bought the product and read it. I was just really happy he'd read it.

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