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Kara Haskins

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 2:37 PM   in response to: gldrummond in response to: gldrummond
 
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(This is NOT aimed at Gayla, she's just the most convenient to hit 'reply' to, if this even goes through)

I see some are leaving 'fake' reviews on his book. I know, I know, you're basing it off what you see in the Look Inside and such. Regardless of my personal feelings about the ethical implications of such reviews, targeting someone because of their behavior on the forums, I wanted to point out THIS:

When people gang up on someone in cases such as this, the subsequent lack of sales will be blamed on those reviews. There will be no epiphany that perhaps, indeed, the book needs revision or editing, because it will always be blamed on the bad reviews left by angry people. Any subsequent, 'real' negative review will be brushed off as just another person joining the swarm.

Now, I realize those leaving the review could give a tinker's d*mn and perhaps this author will never have such an epiphany, but I just wanted to point out that in leaving those malicious reviews, all you are doing is allowing someone to shift the blame for lack of performance to YOU.

I'm not looking to have a flame war or start an argument with anyone, I'm just pointing out that while I bet you enjoyed leaving those reviews, what purpose do they serve? Will he listen any better when the comments are as reviews? Do you think Kindle users are too stupid to ascertain quality without your two cents bout obvious things?

At the end of the day, such reviews do nothing but feed erroneous egos.
booknookbiz

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 3:09 PM   in response to: 2davidvandyke in response to: 2davidvandyke
 
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David:

Booknookbiz and others: Pearls before swine, baby.

Yes. It's unfortunate. I've debated on whether to alert Amazon to the book(s) (yes, he has another one up for purchase that is just as bad), because I think it's possible that he's (quite a bit) underage, given his extremely irrational responses and disproportionately angry replies. He obviously doesn't understand, literally, what we're saying. He may even be dyslexic, which might explain some of the issues. (Of course, that doesn't mean he can't write a book; it just means that he literally can't see the numerous errors.) He'd probably benefit from text-to-speech to "hear" the problems. I don't think we should burst his bubble of grandiosity by telling him about posters here like Colleen Hoover, on the NYTimes Bestseller list, and others like her who post here with some regularity. He apparently hasn't realized that most of the people who replied to him are actually very successful self-published authors, unlike him. I mean, in his first post, he literally asked "Is it any good?," and apparently, he didn't really want the answer to that question. {shrug}. He wanted reviews; I see that now he got what he asked for, after his behavior here. This is one of those guys that will end up on the "Authors Behaving Badly" lists, I fear. It was stupid of me to reply, as I once posted on this forum, and in one of my guest-blog posts, that the people who come here and ask that question don't want the answer, and invariably, the answer will be "no, it's not," because if someone has to ask that question here, it means that they never had any proofreading, never had an editor, didn't have beta readers and didn't use a critique group, never took a writing class, ad infinitum, which means that it's highly unlikely that their writing will be any good at all. They haven't practiced it that magical 10,000 hours yet. Nor developed the rhino-hide needed for surviving critiques.

In any event...not my problem. For all we know, this is the nth incarnation of You-Know-Who, trying to waste everyone's time here. I'm done, I have learned my lesson about posting here at the KDP, once and for all. Nice to "see" you David--I see that those sales are still perking along nicely! (Waves at David). Bye!

Over and out,

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Marquis Mills

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 3:52 PM   in response to: Susan in response to: Susan
 
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Susan, you have a lot of problems that needs treatment.

Maybe you should seek help?

Having this perception that I'm angry and claimed to be a woman is not going to fix your personal problems ( wondered where that came from?).

Seek help before its too late!!!!

You and your buddies who posted fake reviews for my book to make me look bad is only going to get me ,publicity.

Do you have a man in your life?
You seem uptight. Should you go see a shrink?
Is Jenny Craig in your life? Having Suicidal thoughts?

You're rambling....stop it :)
The flaunt your best seller crap because it does nothing for me but make you a idiot for posting long responses.

First off where did you come from, you just jumped in a conversation from out of nowhere. You say these things because you know that you are safe in your cozy home,miles away.Dont say things you would not say in person, you sound funny doing it. Take your meds poor things because someone is bipolar and suffers from personality disorders too...

Dyslexia is not the only...

Tisk....So touched in the head....may someone help you sweetie :(

Susan

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 3:54 PM   in response to: Marquis Mills in response to: Marquis Mills
 
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You criticize the book and not the writer.

That's exactly what 1001 did, point out flaws in your book. He didnt insult you as a person. Saly, you all too quickly made your own character flaws very obvious.

Questioning my gender is not professional you frantic woman(SUSAN).

Do you even know what 'frantic' means?

And FYI, I didn't "question" your gender.

Marquis isn't actually a name, it's a title, so since you have adopted a fake name, I am unable to tell your sex from your name. In order not to offend you by referring to you as a man if you were in fact a woman, i explained my reasoning. I was taught that assumptions are bad, which is why i wanted you to know why I made that assumption. I could refer to you in gender neutral pronouns if you would like, zie or zir.

You clearly assume that i think only women whine, complain and moan at people who tell them the truth, just because it's unpleasant, which is why you believe i have insulted you by "questioning" your gender. If you think that's what I think of women, then you are the sexist one. Men are no more or less capable of being drama queens than women are.

The fact is, whether you are male, female, transgender, animal, vegetable or mineral, your book has serious problems that you need to address.

Don't jump on the wagon without first knowing where it is going because all you insurgents are touched in the head.

Insurgents ? Sorry but there are no rebels or revolutionaries here, just authors with a shed load more experience of self-pubbing that you have.
Marquis Mills

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 4:03 PM   in response to: booknookbiz in response to: booknookbiz
 
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Ignorance should be a theme for you all....better yet....have it as a tattoo.

Except for those and they know who they are.

I'm going to put it this way...

I win and you lose!!!!

You so called professionals get angry just like anyone else and are sabotaging me.

How can that be professional?

Unethical should be another tattoo you all should get.

Susan

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 4:03 PM   in response to: Marquis Mills in response to: Marquis Mills
 
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I call troll!

Stop engaging people, we are dealing with Gabe/Ricard/fskid/etc's long lost twin or soul mate, back to cause havoc.

My god man, what a small life you must lead, to spend so much time and effort coming back here and picking fights with strangers.

I'm off, and not speaking to this time waster again.
2davidvandyke

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 4:51 PM   in response to: Susan in response to: Susan
 
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Sales will tell.

Oh, sorry. "Sells." .
sued2

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 4:51 PM   in response to: notjohn in response to: notjohn
 
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KDP was good to us. It's KDP Select that is going to have him paying off with a penance for a long, long, long, long, long, long time.
Peter Elliott

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 5:00 PM   in response to: Marquis Mills in response to: Marquis Mills
 
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+1

please no one else reply to this thread - we are being trolled

I am still unsure whether this troll is the same person as Edison - the writing style is the same (although Edison may have been his Dr Jekyll - much more polite and less mental illness evident)
Msgris

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 10, 2013 2:56 AM   in response to: Kara Haskins in response to: Kara Haskins
 
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Forum tourettes!

Edited by: Msgris on May 10, 2013 3:41 AM
Msgris

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 10, 2013 3:11 AM   in response to: Kara Haskins in response to: Kara Haskins
 
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There's nothing fake about my review. I actually made the effort to buy the book and ridiculous as it may seem made the effort to try and read it (which was damn near impossible!). Marquis asked for a review so I gave an honest one. I am a verified purchaser! So get your facts right before making assumptions.
Malcolm Higgins

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 10, 2013 3:28 AM   in response to: Peter Elliott in response to: Peter Elliott
 
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I agree. Let's stop this. We've all tried to help him. He doesn't want to listen.
Hopefully he will find some Colouring Books and Crayons to occupy his time.
You never know, his family and friends might even take a look; if he colours them in nicely.
Marquis Mills

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 14, 2013 5:42 AM   in response to: Malcolm Higgins in response to: Malcolm Higgins
 
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DO NOT BELIEVE those reviews posted for my book. They are not true and have been made to make me look bad.

Don't condone to childish behavior.

Read the book yourself and you will see!
lwards

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 14, 2013 5:19 PM   in response to: 1001nightspress in response to: 1001nightspress
 
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LOL :)
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