As an author I can’t condone this sort of thing. Either a reader likes reading my books, and buys another one, and hopefully leaves a review, good or bad, or they don’t. I’ll always be poor because I’m honest and trying to make my living as an author on the strength of my writing talent and marketing skills alone. I have a readership and I love each and every one of them. That’s enough for me. Bread and water ? I’ll eat and drink that rather than make thousands unethically 🙂
From five-report.blogger.com Which is worse, a desperate self-published author named Melissa Foster buying reviews “as fast as you can provide them” or a professionally published author named JA Konrath trying to buy 10000-packs of ratings? Because while I worked undercover, I saw it all.
My job was to facilitate. Connect those wanting reviews with those writing reviews. As a former marketing executive, I was a natural for the role, as I facilitated I recorded every dirty detail for Zon Alert.
One of the worst offenders was Melissa Foster who purchased over 250 reviews, as determined by reviews received from for-pay review writers. But that alone doesn’t make Melissa Foster one of the worst. What made her the worst is that her 250 review purchases were only the beginning as many of Fiverr’s paid reviewers also worked for other paid review companies.
By connecting the other Melissa Foster reviews these reviewers…
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