So, as some of you know, I’m an author. We’re having a heated debate (okay, more lukewarm-splash-in-the-bathtub than heated, but a debate nevertheless) over on an author forum about review etiquette.
Some authors think they should reply to reviews, giving a “thanks so much” or (in the case of a negative) “interesting point, care to elaborate?” or "you're so right, I should have done that".
I feel like such things are super creepy and we authors should leave you poor readers on your own without us coming in like uninvited guests (I mean, here you're fair game and I'm gonna pounce on you like a puma on a rib eye roast and smother you with love. But elsewhere).
Am I wrong? Do you like it when authors reach out to you via your reviews on Goodreads and Amazon?