Posts tagged with ‘paid reviews’

  • Paid Book Reviews and Potential Google Penalties

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 7, 2014
    While checking my feed reader this morning, I came across this post by Cate Baum at Why Pay for a Book Review? Now I've made my feelings about paid book reviews clear here before in: Should Indie Authors Pay for Book Reviews? [Hint: No.] And I went so far as to put my decade-long history in financially-successful Web publishing […]
  • Reviewers: You Don’t Have to Charge for Book Reviews to Make Money

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 14, 2013
    In a recent post I talked about why indie authors should never pay for book reviews. In the comments, the topic of book review websites came up -- more specifically the fact that there are other ways for these sites to make money without directly charging the authors whose books they review. (And if you're looking for reasons why you […]
  • Should Indie Authors Pay for Book Reviews?

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 21, 2013
    I've been keeping an eye on a recent trend in the indie publishing community -- paid reviews (and family/friends reviews) and the controversy surrounding them. But I fail to see why it's such a hot topic. On one hand, when I see people asking the question of whether or not it's okay for authors to do this, the answer's clear. […]