On The Topic Of Reviews And Conspiracies

Alianne Donnelly

I meant this to be a Facebook post, but it got away from me and turned into a bit of a rant, so I am sharing here instead.

I keep seeing posts about this topic, from both sides of the fence, authors publicly asking for reviews (me among them) and reviewers annoyed that authors feel entitled to reviews from readers. It got me thinking. I think both sides are wrong. But then both are right at the same time. What follows are my two cents on the topic.

They are right…

LoveHateIt seems to me that reviews have become a business. Sad, but true. There are companies out there who charge money for posting reviews, authors getting their friends and family to post 5-star reviews to boost sales. It’s gotten to the point where it’s difficult to tell which reviews are sincere and which are not. In that sense, the…

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