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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Is paying for a good book review cheating?

I ask this question because I received an email today soliciting the service; first I wondered how they got my email address but then for a minute I actually gave it some thoughtful consideration. I once received a book review from a blogger complaining about my comma splices and my ego was bruised for a couple of hours so what's wrong with paying for a positive nudge in the right direction? But, don't worry, I'd rather spend the $125 on something else. However, I can understand how a writer would be tempted so I'm not going to demonize the service. It has it's place. Generating reviews takes time, lots of time. Restaurants sometimes pay for good reviews,so what's the difference? Selling books is a business after all. So, I ask you; have you or would you ever pay for a good book review? Please respond and sign up if you haven't done so already; the more the merrier.

1 comment:

  1. I've heard from some people that reviews from places that were said to sell a book before don't anymore. I wouldn't pay for a review, although I've heard there are some that are well-respected. It's hard to tell the difference between the good and bad.

    Morgan Mandel