Nullus est liber tam malus ut non aliqua parte prosit.
[There is no book so bad that it is not profitable on some part.]
Pliny the Younger
After writing yesterday’s posting about the current status of the book regarding downloads etc., I had a look at the sites where the book is available to check for customer feedback. I got one customer review on Amazon — and I think “outch” pretty much describes (my reaction to) it.
I’m not sure what to make of it — sure, it hurts, but that will pass (I have some reminders that should prevent lasting damage), but I wonder whether it is really that bad. The feedback I have gotten so far was (mostly) positive. One (self-serving) explanation is that the person did order the book without checking first that it is available also without having to pay something for it. But writing a review — and such a negative one — for that reason?
I don’t know — what do you think?
I wrote an author review as an answer (after all, I am also my own customer as I always order one version for myself) and added a comment. The whole thing has one positive side — I made the book available here so that you can have a look before you spend any money on it. I think this is more clear now …
Wohooo! I got another review, this time a more positive one: 🙂 🙂 🙂
Thank you very much 🙂 🙂 🙂
And another one by Luc — hey, thank you very much 🙂