I got my first rating/review on Smashwords. 3 stars.
Darnit. Darnit. Darnit.
This was my biggest fear with self/e-publishing.
It's not a bad review. It's not a bad rating. But I wanted at least 4 stars.
The star rating system on Goodreads (according to them is):
1 star - didn't like it
2 stars - it was ok
3 stars - liked it
4 stars - really liked it
5 stars - it was amazing
For the record, never, ever take my ratings on books if you're my friend on Goodreads.
My rating system:
For half of my 5-stars: No, it's not great literature, but I enjoyed it anyway. It was fun, that sort of thing. Good way to kill some hours.
For the other half: This book was freaking amazing.
(The fact I don't review most of these doesn't help things)
4-stars: Well written, not perfect but still pretty good. I'd recommend almost all of my 4-star rating books before I'd recommend 1/3 of my 5-star books. (What am I talking about recommending? None of my friends read, and even then, we don't even read the same stuff.)
3: Ugh, well, it was okay, not for me, but still good.
2: Uhm...it had a plot.
1: I hated it.
Assuming this person doesn't have my review opinion, I did okay.
We're going to the store today. Maybe I should get a pint of Dutch chocolate ice cream.