Sunday, May 24, 2009
Is This Fair?
I happened to spin by an amazon site for a writer I've read and liked with a book coming out in two months . Although the book had no professional reviews posted yet, it had a bunch of negative reviews from people from something called Amazon Vine already posted. Is this fair? It's bad enough that people can trash a book once it's in the stores, but this far ahead?
Are these people getting ARCs of the book to do this? Maybe publishers are getting a little too generous with sending out ARCs with the demise of so much newspaper reviewing. But at least with a newspaper review, someone stands behind it. What do you think?