Vent vent (authors buying reviews by offering another book than the one being reviewed)

Reblogged from Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia:

So this dude offers a free autographed hardcover  paperback of a *different* book if you will post a review on 'zon and GR and pm him. 


And really doesn't see any issue with that (but did write a nice snarky post quoting lots of govt websites at me). Link in spoiler below, if you wanna read the exchange.


I've had this argument before with authors, and I don't understand why they can't see the difference between providing a product for review, and providing a prize as an incentive. It's not that hard is it?


Oh well, another author I won't be reading.


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