It seems to be selling briskly, due to the hype.
But seriously, this has crossed over into cyber-bullying. I'm not sure if the people who are posting reviews are asking themselves how it would feel to be on the receiving end of this.
I agree. I am beginning to feel sorry for the author. She made a terrible mistake, and sure didn't help herself any by continuing to argue and tell people to F--- off, but there's no need to keep piling on, after she has been knocked down and dragged through several thorn bushes. I am sure by now she is rethinking things.
A lot of times things are happening in people's lives where one small additional problem becomes the last straw. Who knows what may have been the contributing factors for that author. I would like to think she will think about it and apologize for some of the things she said. Likewise, I hope the people who commented negatively will give her another chance. Life is too short to harbor bad feelings for long.
I know it is too late to help that author now, but for future reference, these are example responses to harsh reviews of a novel:
Thank you so much for reading my novel. I struggle to feed six foster care children and a deadbeat husband which causes me to sometimes get distracted from my writing. I promise to do better in the future. I hope you will give me another chance. I really need the money.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my novel. I am a struggling writer. The fingers on my right hand are shorter than the ones on my left hand. Sometimes things donít turn out on paper how I saw them in my head. I will be having cosmetic surgery next week to shorten the fingers on my left hand. I hope you will notice a vast improvement in my next novel.
Anyone who wishes to use these responses may do so. Glad I could help.