We’ve frequently discussed here how to deal with bad feedback from beta readers. But now that my first novel is published I feel this is a completely different ball game. Unlike with draft feedback, after the book is published there’s nothing you can do to improve it. So how should you deal with criticism? I’ve read that some authors don’t even read the critique because they can’t handle it. I’m going to be dealing with that soon and I don’t feel prepared. On the other hand, I want to read everything that’s being said about my work, good or bad. Any advice on how to mentally prepare/deal with criticism? What about how to deal with really bad reviews? Thank you.