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In light of recent developments in the publishing community, I can affirm that though I have requested reviews of my work and authors have requested I review their work, no review of my work anywhere on the Internet has been paid for, nor have I ever received payment for a book review.

I also affirm I have never solicited the removal of a negative review concerning my work, nor have I ever discouraged a reviewer from giving a negative review of my work.

Also, all interviews listed on this blog contain questions developed with the interviewee so the interview is relevant and asks questions pertinent to what the interviewee desires to communicate. You the readers are still left with the hard work of subjectively determining whether their works are worthy of purchase through reading other reviews and writing samples.

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eric_hinkle
Sep. 5th, 2012 01:43 am (UTC)
??? In light of WHAT recent developments?
eric_hinkle
Sep. 5th, 2012 03:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, Yeah, that guy was dishonest. Then again, paying someone to brag your work up is rather a time-honored practice, as it's basically what, say, Hollywood publicists do.
Michael Wilson
Sep. 5th, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
The New York Times article...
on the big business of paid book reviews and reviewers?
I hope not personally experienced recent developments!
literary_equine
Sep. 5th, 2012 02:25 am (UTC)
Re: The New York Times article...

Not personally experienced, but because of a question regarding the nature of the interviews I do here on this journal.

If you'll forgive the language, this post is a CYA.
cloudchaser_s
Sep. 5th, 2012 06:38 am (UTC)
What annoys me is that authors who use paid reviews causes people to doubt the honesty of authors who don't
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