Last year I brought out my very first book, excited like we all are only I was hammered with a one star straight away, which really got me going. However, after careful consideration I realized that this guy had a very strong point. And I commented on his review (in a very nice way) because he was very honest about it.
Now every time I bring out a new book, I nicely ask him to read it (free of course) and for his verdict which I know is going to be straight.
He may not give me a five star but a 3 or a 4 is better than nothing.
has anyone else done this?