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James Nicoll review

I was curious about the James Nicoll review, so I had a look at his website, where he states that he accepts payments to $100 review a book. Given the wealth of material out about this novella, I'm very uncomfortable with using a reviewer who charges to review books, unless there is some reason why this particular reviewer needs to be included. Thoughts?



First thought: it's possible Bilby thinks I get paid by the authors or publishers to promote their books. I don't: authors and other people too closely connected to the production of a book cannot commission reviews of said books.

Second thought: Does Bilby think reviewers at Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and so on are reviewing for free?

Date: 2019-03-12 02:36 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
There was that puppy sympathizer a few years back who was appalled at the idea that people (like you) make money by writing reviews https://james-davis-nicoll.dreamwidth.org/8216792.html#comments

Date: 2019-03-12 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Bless his heart.

Date: 2019-03-12 04:20 pm (UTC)
gingicat: woman in a green dress and cloak holding a rose, looking up at snow falling down on her (Default)
From: [personal profile] gingicat
+1

Date: 2019-03-12 02:42 pm (UTC)
conuly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] conuly
LOL, can you imagine if Siskel and Ebert had to scrounge for spare change in order to fund their movie habit?

Date: 2019-03-12 03:00 pm (UTC)
julian: Picture of the sign for Julian Street. (Default)
From: [personal profile] julian
I was going to say, "Perhaps you could put that in a FAQ," but then I realized it was already IN a FAQ. Or the commission page, which is the same thing.

Bilby probably does, which, sigh.

Date: 2019-03-12 03:34 pm (UTC)
kjn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kjn
But are you sufficiently notable to be quoted on Wikipedia?

Date: 2019-03-13 08:43 am (UTC)
scott_sanford: (Default)
From: [personal profile] scott_sanford
Does it matter if we can find unattributed quotes on etsy tat?

Date: 2019-03-12 06:43 pm (UTC)
jhetley: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jhetley
I presume that your post title means you will accept diamonds for reviews.

Date: 2019-03-12 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
My clue stick craves the back of his skull.

Date: 2019-03-13 02:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] melita66
And OMG, the reviews must be paid by friends of the authors!

Never thought about being considered a friend by my fave authors. Impostor syndrome/I'm not worthy!

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