A quick note to vent because I know we’re all friends here…
Lately, I’ve been hit with a few nasty grams about the length of my Billionaire Brothers series installments. First, while I appreciate constructive feedback, it seems particularly mean to poop all over a story simply because a reader didn’t appreciate the fact that the story is told in installments. The Billlionaire Brothers story will be finished at 6 installments. I would never leave a story thread stretching out indefinitely.
But here’s my true vent about the readers who are grumpy about the money spent versus the perceived value they received:
Each day I willfully spend at least $5 on a Starbucks beverage and I never think to complain about the fact that within 30 minutes my beverage will be finished and thus, my $5 gone forever. However, some people have found it offensive to spend $2.99 on intellectual content that took me weeks to produce and have reacted by dropping nasty 1-star or 2-star reviews on my work. Now, please don’t misunderstand, I’m not asking my fans to run out and scream in my defense. I’m just asking people to consider their actions before they react because authors are hurt by 1 and 2 star reviews as Amazon drops the affected titles’ visibility within the ranking and the lists.
Now, a word to my lovely fans…I LOVE your enthusiasm. Your interest keeps me fueled to jump into the next installment ASAP. Here’s an update: the next installment is currently on the back burner until next week when I’ve managed to finish my latest trad book on contract. Then, I’m going to jump into the BB series with a vengeance! Thank you for your sweet encouragement! I love you all!