It has been noted, and noticed, on Facebook of a group that is promoting to authors “5-star reviews” regardless of the quality of the written work. Because reviewers are important to authors, and authors are important to reviewers, we have a need to keep an honest, open and integral relationship with one another. An author acquaintance friend posted on his blog, “Scam Alert” regarding this very scenario.
This is why I am posting this blog. I give honest and heartfelt reviews as a reviewer. You’re gifting me your prize possession, your baby, your … creative “Frankenstein”. I will hold it dear, never share and promise to give an honest, open review filled with integrity.
I f I do not like your writing, for whatever reason, I will give detailed reasons why. At times, I will give exact examples to share. At anytime that I give a more negative review, I promise to ALWAYS back it up with positives of the book as well.
I do not always turn the reviews around in a quick and timely manner, but I do eventually get to them.
These are my promises to you, dear author/publisher, who has given me the opportunity to work for you.
I have references as well, if needed.