on Just Publishing Advice:
If you are active online, negative people and criticism are a fact of life
Your blog, your books or your presence on social media are all open targets for a negative person.
It is all too common to get negative comments on your blog articles or harsh criticism of your books on Amazon.
Goodreads has had a checkered history, and personal attack is still the weapon of choice for many of the infamous Goodreads trolls.
The word criticism means the analysis and judgement of the merits and faults of a literary or artistic work.
Sadly though, you’ll find those who don’t look at the positive and negative aspects of a book. Their preferred form of criticism is to get personal.