Great Lesson! Stop worrying about what others may think… because, ‘They know not what they do!’
Love this fresh perspective.
This very much applies to book reviews – good or bad, you need to keep on an even keel. Good reviews shouldn’t build up your ego, nor bad ones tear you down. Book reviews, good or bad help sell books. Look at the best sellers, most of them have dozens of bad reviews. Those don’t even show up on most best-selling author’s radar. Dan Brown has 1130 ‘negative reviews’. He has 2252 favorable reviews. So 1 in 3 people wrote a bad review. Does he care? No, he’s laughing all the way to the bank! Every review, good or bad is helping him sell more books!
Everyone that gives your book attention is doing your book a good service. So be grateful for the attention, positive or negative.
That being said, getting reviewed is still something you need to work on: http://www.theindieview.com/indie-reviewers/ – This is a list of 241 Indie reviewers. Get reviews – good or bad, just get them.
Getting funding for a book project with a crowd-funding site. Many people are doing this, some with great success and some not. We are doing it with a product and a cause project for a book.
The book itself is not going to be what makes or breaks the project, what will is the social media sending traffic to it. That being said, get this project on every possible website, social media platform and e-mail list that you can. Traffic – exposure – getting seen – is what will truly make this project work. I post all my blogs to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google +, LinkedIn, PingOMatic, StumbledUpon and a couple of other proprietary sites. Every blog, every day… get traffic, get seen!
New books are on Books To Believe In’s website. Some just released this week.
If you like Epic Fiction, then choose: Triumph of the Spirit
If you like Short Stories then choose: Secrets of the Hog Farm – sisters saving sisters
If you like Military Bios or Women’s History, you’ll love: WAF – Bonnie