Video: Children’s-YA Authors Read Negative Customer Comments

Marc Tyler Nobleman

Compiled by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Marc Tyler Nobleman invited children’s-YA authors (including several of my friends) to read from customer comments (not professional reviews) about their books on the Internet.

Here’s the result! It’s all in fun. You’ll notice that most of these folks are well-established pros, which no doubt gives them plenty of experience in processing this sort of thing. On a related note, some of you may want to check out this link:

An Open Love Letter to Debut Authors About Hurtful Online Reviews by Cynthia Leitich Smith from Cynsations. Peek: “Negative reviews in general don’t matter in the long run, let alone mean-spirited ones. Besides, not every voice is of equal/any influence. In particular, anyone calling themselves ‘anonymous’ is way at the bottom of the movers-and-shakers list.”

Note: these videos are for teens and grown-ups (not younger kids).

3 thoughts on “Video: Children’s-YA Authors Read Negative Customer Comments

  1. I watched the three videos. I have to say the authors are really good sports. I've read many of their books, so I was horrified by the comments, especially those by people who hadn't read a particular book. It's sad that people go online to spread their negativit.

  2. It's so amazing the things that people who can't write or draw will say about those who can. How wonderful that these authors could take such mean-spirited criticism so well. Thanks for the lesson in politeness and tolerance.

  3. Thanks so much, CLS! Those who like these videos – an encore presentation with an all-new lineup (including some surprises) is coming soon. So as not to miss it, follow me on Twitter and/or subscribe to my blog (simply by entering email at top right of Noblemania).

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