A short satirical piece on what not to do as an author when confronted with Amazon forum trolls. Not sure what an Amazon forum troll is and how to spot one? Not to worry because Ms. Foal gets to the "nuts and balls of their shady and criminal operation" by offering excellent tips on how to identify them, such as:
"The typical Amazon Forum Troll will usually start to tell you that you have posted in the wrong section or wrong category of Amazon's Forums."
"Amazon Forum Trolls frequently use a tactic called 'logic' to defend their arguments."
And perhaps most dastardly of all, the seemingly sound advice used to lure unsuspecting innocents into their sinister web:
"Please stop what you are doing, you are making a fool of yourself and it is damaging your reputation as an author."
Ms. Foal also provides expert advice on how to deal with trolls after they have been identified, such as lash out and act out, email Jeff Bezos, call the police, and call a lawyer. In addition, she lists the various stages of surviving an attack, such as argue, argue, argue, do not listen to reason, and give up by claiming "you were doing this for research."
So, if you have a few minutes to kill and are looking for a good laugh advice on how to identify, deal, and survive the Amazon forum trolls, this book is for you. After all, being labeled a Badly Behaved Author is not a bad thing because:
"This label only means that you are winning."
Final Rating: 4 stars