Reviews: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

10 videos by Dean Wesley Smith will help you understand all aspects of reviews.

When and how to go after reviews from reader reviews to trade reviews.

Reviews are a massive topic in publishing. A writer can write for an entire career, make a fortune, and never have favorable reviews. Or a writer can have wonderful reviews and sell very few books.

Understanding reviews and how to get them and where and when to go after them is critical for writers in this modern world.

In this lecture, Dean Wesley Smith will help you try to understand the massive topic of reviews in fiction publishing.

Your Instructor

Dean Wesley Smith
Dean Wesley Smith

With over twenty-three million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith now brings you original fiction every month for the past three years in his own magazine, Smith’s Monthly.

Dean wrote over twenty-five original Star Trek novels, the only two original Men in Black novels, plus Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man novels, and others. He wrote many gaming novels including Final Fantasy.

He wrote novels and stories under almost fifty pen names and did scripts for Hollywood as well as being an editor for various magazines. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch. You can follow his writing life at

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