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I reached a pivotal point in my career as an author last night. Stix received its first one-star rating. No review explaining why or hate spewed on socials. I have no idea what the reader hated.
But I am perplexed because it was an arc I sent out for free. So, that makes me question what other arc readers do when they hate the book? Several of my followers mentioned that they'd decline the review and contact the author directly.
Is that the consensus? It seems less painful and damaging if that's the case. I wish that had been the course of action. But it wasn't.
My Goodreads rating has been dinged severely for a book that's not even released yet. Will that hurt sales on its release date? Probably. Is there anything I can do? Probably not.
So what is the etiquette here? Should I screen better for my next arc release?