Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Book Reviews and Book Sales

Continuing on the theme of what drives book sales, here's an interesting (as in, "wow, I had no idea things were this bad" interesting) article about the validity of the book reviews you find online.  It's long, but worth reading.


  1. Big discussion of this at the GAD yahoo forum. This is akin to that Facebook "scandal" with politicians creating a legion of fictitious followers. The internet is teeming with this kind of fakery. It's not at all surprising to me that writers desperate for attention and sales would stoop to this kind of whoring.

  2. This article is popping up all over the blogsphere. While I deplore the practice, I couldn't help thinking that this was good old American capitalism at work - the guy found a niche market and filled it. $28,000 per month-that's not bad for prostituting yourself.