Sunday, September 22, 2013

The best reviews money can buy

I just found this article about authors who buy 5-stars reviews. I just was dumbfounded to see three names I recognize!!! WTF?

Like Bella Foster and her "lovely" A Shade of Vampire, Hugh Howey, whose series I have on my Kindle but haven't gotten to yet, and Erica Stevens (I found her Ravenous book #1 okay).

See the list here. Have you read any of those authors?

I feel kind of divided here. I just imagine how hard it must be for an indie author to get people reading their books. A couple of reviews on GR and Amazon would make the book kind of passable, I think?

I don't know really. But if I knew of an author who bought reviews before reading read the book, I wouldn't read it.