I got my first one star review on Amazon yesterday. The book sales have been picking up a little bit since I did the new cover so I'm glad to get reviews - even bad ones!
"Let's focus instead on the complete lack of a real plot, no character development, and a level of mayhem that makes a John Woo film look like a tract for pacifism. This manga in prose form is apparently aimed at 14-year-old boys, though I hope even they would have better sense than to waste their time with this. I only finished it to see just how bad it could get. Don't waste your time."
Maybe I'm just optimistic sort of chap but "a level of mayhem that makes a John Woo film look like a tract for pacifism" sounds like something I'd want as a book blurb. Obviously not the reviewer's cup of tea but thanks for the custom.
I do feel I've passed some sort of rite of passage now with I have my first one star!
As I look at sales of SWITCH/BLADE, I started questioning whether the cover I'd designed was helping to sell the book. If I'm being honest, the answer was no. So I created something new, using inspiration from the posters created for Ghost In The Shell. I'm much happier with it now. Lets see if it has an impact.