Your published book is an adult now. It can take care of itself if you raised it right. Do not defend, do not thank, do not acknowledge reviews about your book. Brenna Clarke Gray explains why.
Perhaps not all reviewers feel as I do, but I think the reviewing space needs to be its own thing, unadulterated by the feeling of the author’s hot breath on the reviewer’s neck as they try to make an honest assessment of the work in front of them.
Read her full article to see the tragedy of one author complaining about a bad review.
Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art. — Andy Warhol