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A plea for reviewers – can we open up a dialogue about self-published books?


OK… Today’s re-blog is by a thorough professional — traditionally published and self-published…

In this article, Roz Morris tackles some potentially slippery issues and makes them reasonable and comprehensible…

Nail Your Novel

So I find a lovely-looking review blog. The posts are thoughtful, fair and seriously considered. I look up the review policy and … it says ‘no self-published books’.

Today I want to open a dialogue with reviewers. If you have that policy, might you be persuaded to change it? Or to approach the problem in a different way?

I used the word ‘problem’. Because I appreciate – very well – that in making this policy you are trying to tackle a major problem. Your time as a reviewer is precious – and let me say your efforts are enormously appreciated by readers and authors alike. You get pitches for many more books than you can read and you need a way to fillet out the ones that are seriously worth your reading hours. A blanket ban is a way to fend off a lot of substandard material and save you…

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4 responses to “A plea for reviewers – can we open up a dialogue about self-published books?

  1. Adrian G Hilder April 27, 2017 at 8:00 am

    I have just reblogged this one myself.
    Thanks for bringing it to my attention :)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Alexander M Zoltai April 27, 2017 at 8:08 am

      Wonderful, Adrian… Roz should be re-blogged—all over the place :-)

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Roz Morris @Roz_Morris April 27, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    And thank you both!

    Like

    • Alexander M Zoltai April 27, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      :-)

      Liked by 1 person

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