Let's keep it on the positive. I for one have absolutely no problem with Jeff coming on here and mentioning the review: it's great the he and Eric Chan are on LuLa in the first place, and I love the fact that it's the same type of conversation you would have over a beer on the deck - honest and genuine. Plus, it's completely normal to promote one's work ("if you like this podcast please rate us on itunes..."). Although Jeff no doubt loves the subject matter, he ain't doing stuff like this for his health, and it sucks to see an inarticulate bad review out there in the early days. Clearly among the target audience (e.g., people on this forum), the reaction is very positive. If we want more content like what Jeff and Michael produce, I am all for supporting it.
And Jeff, just remember: Illegitimi non carborundum I know I'll have my positive review up by this weekend, I just have to get my hands on the dang book. I bet very soon the reviews will be 20-1 in favor.
Batman, you're really missing the point I expressed.
It's fine to spread to the world about books we write or read, lot's of authors do that.
It's good to have people like Jeff here (believe me, I told him more than once in private) because we all owe them a lot. Eric wasn't mentioned here.
It's great all the content that Michael and Jeff (and Chris) produce, and I bought the most of it, making me a supporter as well.
It's absolutely not what I wrote.
My focus was on the insult of that specific "neutral" (really can't read it as negative and it's 3/5, not 1/5) review. Here we say: "Never speak about the absents".
I then add the need to respect the reviews. The user paid for the book and expressed his thoughts. I find less than elegant for the author to write on a +1mln-monthly-accesses forum a post like that. That's it.
In time the average rating will settle on a high level, with few negative comments, as the book deserves. No need to call for reinforcements where there's no battle.
Let's just respect the freedom of speech and go on with life.