Some have thanked the reviewer for their opinion, while others say nothing.
Being thankful or silence.
Personally, I enjoy when an author leaves a comment on one of my reviews. A simple ‘thank you’ can go a long way, especially if the remarks don’t feel spammy. Rather, the author seemed to appreciate that you took the time to read their book and write a review for it, even if the review wasn’t 100 percent positive.
Often that small bit of interaction will get me to see what else the author has written and possibly continue reading more of their work. It feels that they are in this with the reader, a collaborative effort.
As anything on the internet, it often feels like we are shouting (or writing) into this great void. Without comments, it feels as though no one could be paying attention. So even if the author is the only person to comment, at least that is one.
Although, the key is not to make the remarks feel automated. However, if authors are thin-skinned and find themselves looking to defend even the slightest bit of criticism, no response is probably the best option.
How do you feel about authors leaving comments on positive reviews?