Friday, August 31, 2012
Someone just came up with a figure that 60% of all book reviews on Amazon are fake, and paid for. You can send a guy some money, and he will round up people on his list (or find more on Craig's list) to add in a good review for a small fee. He makes a ton of money doing this. I know, criticize most books. That's because they are either bad, needless, or could be so much more if done right. Too many books in the military history field are done with little editorial comment, so that the author's have no real feedback on what they could do to make their book really shine. It's just sad. But, for everyone with a book out, they can always find a dozen or so people to post 5 star glowing reviews of it on Amazon. I need to get back to reviewing books. You may not agree with what I say, but at least I am honest about it. Now, whom to torture first?
Posted by Jon at 10:31 AM