Blogger confidential is a series of 9 questions asked to 10 bloggers about the nitty gritty details of blogging. Everything from what prompts a blogger to pick up a book, to what happens when a book doesn't live up to its hype. This series was inspired by Wastepaper Prose's Author Insight series.
Have you ever had a bad experience with an author (i.e. in response to a critical review)? How did you handle it?
The Reading Fever
Sash and Em a Tale of Two Bookies
"I've been lucky so far. I've gotten a few rude responses to declined review requests, but other than that, the large majority of the authors, publicists, and publishing companies that I've worked with have been fantastic." Natalie from Mindful Musings
Chachic's Book Nook
"Luckily I haven't. I know a few authors who were hoping I would have liked their books more, but I think they understand that not every books is for everyone. I totally felt bad I didn't like their book more than I wanted to. The only time I've had problems has been with a few self published authors who didn't like that I said no to reviewing their books. At first it bothered me that they got mad, as I explained that either it was a book that didn't fit the needs of my blog or they asked at a time when my review schedule was full. Now that I've been blogging for a few years I don't feel bad any more/nor let it bug me when someone replies with a rude response, and that might sound mean, but they're choosing to get mad over something like that, vs trying to understand why I can't or won't read their book. Don't get wrong, I do feel bad I have to turn requests down, but it's impossible for me to take every request that I receive." Katie from Mundie Moms