Amazon Reviewers Failed J.K. Rowling’s New Book

Posted on: September 28, 2012

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It’s been said by many; followed by the savvy: If you wish to change your genre as a successful novelist; use a pseudonym…Then your fans won’t be disappointed and your new fans won’t have too high of expectations…


Goddess of the Harry Potter Universe, J.K. Rowling, released her new book to instant global stardom, but if eager fans rush to Amazon to see if Rowling still has her literary magic, they will be dreadfully disappointed: most reviews aren’t about the book. “I have no official review for this book as I have yet to read it. However, I just downloaded it to my kindle and the font is tiny,” wrote one two-star reviewer. Ordinarily, technical complaints of a popular-enough book would get drowned out by actual opinions, but its started a civil war even among those who had genuine opinions about the book “Even if this book wasn’t that great I would still give it five stars to make up for those ridiculous price reviews,” writes another. With professional reviewers showing widely different opinions on the book, Amazon could have let the world know how readers like themselves felt…

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