Thursday, 20 November 2008

Booking through Thursday

This is the discussion for today,

'I receive a lot of review books, but I have never once told lies about the book just because I got a free copy of it. However, some authors seem to feel that if they send you a copy of their book for free, you should give it a positive review.

Do you think reviewers are obligated to put up a good review of a book, even if they don’t like it? Have we come to a point where reviewers *need* to put up disclaimers to (hopefully) save themselves from being harassed by unhappy authors who get negative reviews?'

I think reviewers should act honestly. Constructive criticism is good for everyone. It can be a springboard for improvement. One reviewer's comments will not make a fan recoil from the author but may spark an interest as to why the review is written in this way.
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Charli and me said...

I argree with you Zetor.

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