As an author, I never respond to
reviews but felt compelled to do so in this particular instance. And I am
asking for your support!
*At the bottom of this post, you'll see a link to the review. But please--read on!
On 9/6/2014, a reviewer posted
her comments on Amazon for Lost Girl (Book One of The Lost Trilogy). The
problem here is that she posted a detrimental review under MY Lost Girl for
another book on Amazon.
The reviewer accuses the writer
(that would be me!) of copyright infringement against the TV series, Lost Girl.
She also states that the first book was enjoyable but she had to set the second
in the series aside. Guess what? I HAVEN’T PUBLISHED THE SECOND BOOK YET!
The Lost Girl TV series aired
here in the U.S. in September 2012. Lost Girl (Book One of The Lost Trilogy)
was written in 2005! Yes, that’s right—2005! And was edited by Bristol Services
in 2006. In no way, form, or fashion does the storyline in Lost Girl (Book One
of The Lost Trilogy) resemble the TV series.
Amazon has refused to remove the
review, stating that it does not violate their review policy. That is their prerogative.
Mine is to try to gain support, so that
hopefully, in the future, reviewers who don’t take the time to ensure that they
are posting comments under the correct book will pay a little more attention.
I always appreciate reader feedback, both positive and negative.
Because, through the negatives, I can always find ways to improve my writing.
IF THE COMMENTS APPLY TO MY WRITING.
For other authors reading this, you know how hard we strive to tell the
best possible story we can and give the reader an escape, if only for a few
hours. If you’re a reader, then you can also understand that a review written
for one story and posted under another JUST PLAIN STINKS!
So I’m asking all of you to support me by doing exactly what Amazon KDP
Support instructed me to do: Leave a comment under the Chop-Job review and to
vote “No” under “Was this review helpful to you?”
I would greatly appreciate it. I’m not in the vengeful frame of mind
but have always believed in Fair Play and supporting other authors, along with
listening to what actual readers of my work have to say!