Right and Wrong!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This post will be a RANT, so feel free to bypass it. If there is one thing that drives me nuts it is people who seem to think that the rules don't apply to them. It came to my attention yesterday that a reviewer has been selling the free copies of the books that she receives. That just chaps my hide! As a review/influencer who has been encouraging and supporting authors for ten years I can't even imagine the nerve to even think about this let alone do it. I believe as a reviewer/influencer my job is to help author's sell their books, not make money off of their hard work!

When you become a reviewer you know the rules, and you agree to them. You agree not to sell the products, so to turn around and sell a brand-new book and pocket the money is wrong on so many levels! It is stealing, plain and simple! Stealing from the author, the publishers, and making other bloggers/reviewers who do their job and sincerely care about the authors look bad. And if one thing ticks me off more than anything it's one apple making the whole bunch bad!

To the authors, I am so sorry that this has happened! Happening in the Christian fiction community makes it 100X worse. While I can't speak for the entire Inspirational blogging community, please know that from the depths of my heart that I love y'all, and what I have the pleasure to do. Holding your baby in my hands to read, be transported to another place and time, and meet people I never would have otherwise is a sincere joy. Each and every one of you have taught me something in one way shape or form and I value that lesson. I promise to never exploit you or your work for any financial gain.

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