How to Delete Goodreads Reviews Immediately

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How to Delete Goodreads Reviews Immediately

As an author, nothing is more valuable than the honest feedback of your readers, even if it's negative. By taking your audience's reviews into consideration, you can become a better writer. Unfortunately, some people leave negative reviews for books they haven't even read. Worse yet, reviewers sometimes personally attack an author in a Goodread review.

While it's difficult to argue with someone's opinion of your writing, you shouldn't face any type of threat or personal jab from a reviewer. You may wish to contact Goodreads to remove a review you believe is fake or negative, but it won’t be easy. Only certain circumstances will warrant such action.

You can also use DoNotPay to dispute poor reviews on Goodreads and get them deleted.

Can I Delete Bad Ratings and Reviews on Goodreads?

For the most part, you're going to have to deal with the star ratings that your books receive on Goodreads. Consider the fact that star ratings are arbitrary and you'll certainly understand the logic behind this. However, when a reader is leaving a written review, it may be a different story altogether. Understand that opinions are always welcome, however, there are certainly times when content is inappropriate and not allowed. But, there are some situations that may warrant a review being removed from Goodreads.

Reasons Goodreads May Delete a Review

As mentioned, most reviews of your work are going to be acceptable according to Goodreads. In fact, the point of the website is to provide authors with a place to offer their work and get critiques. The table below explores reasons Goodreads may elect to delete a review.

3 Reasons Goodreads May Delete a Review
  1. They are predominantly about the author rather than the author's work.
  2. The content is abusive, vulgar, or threatening to the author or other users.
  3. It is negative to the author in order to be self-promotional.

How to Report a Fake Goodreads Review

If you believe that a reader has left a Goodreads negative review of one of your works, evaluate the situation. If the review is primarily regarding their dislike for the book, the plot, characters, or anything related to your creativity, it's likely going to stand. However, if it's clearly fraudulent, abusive, or personal, you should reach out to Goodreads and explain the situation and your reasons for wanting the review removed. If the review fits the criteria above, it may be removed.

What to Do If Goodreads Refuses to Delete a Review

Goodreads may not delete a negative review of your work. It can be very difficult for you to prove that a reader is leaving the review to cause you harm. However, if you're convinced that they're hurting you in some way, you may be able to take legal action. In fact, if the infraction is severe enough, you may be able to sue for defamation of character.

How to Remove Negative Goodreads Reviews with DoNotPay

Before you decide to take a reviewer to court, let DoNotPay attempt to get the negative review removed from your book listing on Goodreads. First of all, ask yourself if the review is simply the opinion of the reader. If you're convinced that they are, in fact, threatening you or otherwise using the review to harm you then you should take action.

It's simple. All you have to do is open DoNotPay in your browser:

  1. Choose the platform the review was posted on.


  2. Enter the url of the review and upload a pic so we can easily identify it.


  3. Detail why you are reporting the review.


  4. And that's it! We'll report the review to Goodreads so that it gets investigated and taken down once they determine it's inappropriate.

The world’s first robot lawyer makes this task super easy!

Manage Your Online Reputation and Delete Negative Reviews with DoNotPay

Maintaining a positive reputation online can be difficult. As an author, you're particularly vulnerable to attacks when you put your work out there for people to judge. Most reviews are strictly about your work. But, unfortunately, some people like to try and harm creatives by leaving negative reviews and competitors can be ruthless.

Whether it's a competitor or an angry customer, who's left an unwarranted negative review, DoNotPay can help fix it. Some sites we can help with include:

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Getting negative reviews removed from Goodreads and other sites is just one of the ways DoNotPay can help you. This product has so many uses, you'll wonder how you got by without it.

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