Well… we can’t win them all…

I don’t want to be the kind of author who only shares the good reviews now would I? It’s actually a bad thing to conceal what other readers think of your work because obviously we live in a world where every brain is blessed with its own taste buds, but mostly I think it’s bad not to share unappealing reviews because other authors who are new and on their way to have themselves published have to prepare themselves through us, so they can know that it’s not always a 5 star ride.

The thing I didn’t like about his review that he mostly talked about what bothered him about the book even though he said he enjoyed it, but what can I say… we can’t win them all.

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He didn’t like my style, you see, to have the book placed on a steady pace I used flashbacks instead of representing the story in the right chronological order and to make them appear separate I presented the flashbacks in first person while the main course was presented in third person, he found that confusing. Also, and I’m with him with that, there are some grammatical errors that skipped my editor which was something I hated and will avoid with the new paperback edition which will be released in the coming months.

The other thing was the Ghosts… you see, it’s a fast pace thriller and they act, switch places according to the situation and so on… he got lost while trying to keep up with each Ghost. I don’t blame him, I myself had to work hard to make sure that I don’t misplace or mistake one ghost’s location with the other.

All in all, he enjoyed the book, but he gave more account about what he found unappealing in his review.

~ A. H. Amin

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  1. kelihasablog · November 25, 2012

    You are so right… almost everything in life is subjective… It just depends what the readers looking for, their mood, and a million other things…. Don’t let any bad ones get you down! 😀

    • ahamin · November 25, 2012

      I won’t, besides, he admitted that he enjoyed my book and that’s more than enough.
      Thanks! 🙂

  2. sakuraandme · November 25, 2012

    Go you for showing both sides! and that’s right, he liked your book!
    I’m dying to get a copy in paperback. Patience dear Paula, patience! lol xxx

    • ahamin · November 25, 2012

      What’s the name of your favorite bookshop, or the one you or your family and friends go to?

      • sakuraandme · November 25, 2012

        Angus and Robertson or Dymocks! x

      • ahamin · November 25, 2012

        My Ebook is already on Angus and Robertson’s site, so I think my book will be there when the paperback version is done. Still, you need to wait. 🙂
        Thanks for your comment.

      • sakuraandme · November 26, 2012

        Lol. Patience is not one of my strong traits! *laughing* When it arrives I’ll lock myself away till it’s finished! Lol x

  3. sakuraandme · November 26, 2012

    Hi Ahamin,

    I have nominated you for Blog of the Year 2012!
    Please check my recent post for information.
    I appreciate if you don’t have time to continue it, but I wanted to recognise you. 🙂


    • ahamin · November 26, 2012

      Did you nominate me because I made you feel guilty the last time?? lol 🙂

      I’m very honored to accept your nomination, I will post about it as soon as I can. Thanks, Paula!

      • sakuraandme · November 26, 2012

        No!….I didn’t! But that doesn’t stop me from laughing from your comment! You rat bag! *laughing* Night Ahamin! *waving* xx

      • ahamin · November 26, 2012

        Ha ha… Nighty night. 🙂

  4. yhosby · November 27, 2012

    It’s cool that you’re promoting your book in order to get reviews. I wouldn’t sweat the bad or so-so reviews as long as they explained why they didn’t like something. What someone may have not liked, another person will try your book because of it. I know I’ve bought a few books because of that.

    Keep smiling,

    • ahamin · November 27, 2012

      Thanks for your comment…actually, that was the only bad review that I had, the reason why I shared it was because I believe authors should embrace all critics reviews.
      Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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