Monday, March 19, 2018

Okay...

...I need to say this.

If you contributed to a book, you should not be reviewing it. I see it mostly on Goodreads - where it's technically allowed, but please.

Look, here's the thing.

If you give a good review, then you look like a pimp, and nobody will believe you.

If you give a bad review, then the editor isn't going to be happy with you and neither are your fellow authors.

Shout outs are, of course, another matter. Reviews should be honest and unbiased, and no matter how unbiased you think you are? You aren't. You can't be. You're only human, ya know.

(It's also worth noting that you shouldn't review competitors on Amazon. They don't always crack down on this, but technically any other author in the same genre(s) is a competitor).