Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Importance of Customer Reviews

R. Scot Johns has written a very interesting piece about the value of customer reviews. As he writes,

"The days of benevolent gatekeepers looking out for our literary welfare are long gone. Regardless of whether it's independent or traditional, there is no one now evaluating the actual merit of what is being published but ourselves. Trade publishers tend to look at monetary rather than literary value, and self-published works are released regardless of value. Any given book published today can span the gamut of value, both monetary and literary. There is no real way to know unless someone has actually read the book and made the effort to give it an honest review."

You can read the whole post here.

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