Okay so i found this in on IG
I see where she’s coming from. Reviewers do their hardwork and everything. But i know the story behind this post. The writer actually confronted the reviewer about this. They had a mini arguement and the reviewer eventually admitted that the review was indeed a fake. Guys, dont jump to conclusions that an author is being rude just because he/she feels suspicious, in fact they have every right to be. I mean there are hundreds of fake reviews out there.
Yes reviewers should be respected but authors should also be respected. They waited and waited for their review, then all they get is a fake one which doesn’t help them at all. Why do you think they asked a review in the first place? They wanted to know if their story is good and a review helps them make it better.
Then when an author confronts a reviewer about these kinds of things. To summarize it up, it goes like this.
Guys, when an author asks you for a screenshot, just send it so they wont be suspicious and assume the review is a fake. If you are gonna use vague words, at least send a screenshot as proof that you read it. Authors worked really hard on making a story. Some authors, have passion and probably want to write a book someday. Please at least try to make the review genuine and mention scenes from their story that can help them in the future. Writing fake reviews like “i like the twist in episode 2” when there really is no twist in episode 2 isnt gonna help anyone.
Pls stop with the fake reviews. And if you see things like “help is this review fake?” Dont immediately conclude that this is cyberbullying. Because if there is something off about the review, like mentioning layering issues when there is none, the author eventually cant stay quiet about it. I know the author who wrote posted “help is this review fake” , she just wanted to know if the review is fake because she felt cheated. And the review turned out to actually be fake. Know the entire story behind it before you jump to conclusions.
Its like ordering a pizza. You order a pizza, wait for hours then all you get is an overcooked one then saying you should be grateful that you at least have a pizza.
PS and to whoever posted this on IG. I’m sorry for doing this. But i’m just sick of all the conflict. Just needed you to know the real intentions of the author you are talking about. And that the review really was fake.