Should Book Reviewers Get Paid For Their Reviews?
I always say to myself, “I would love to get paid to read.” That would really be the ideal job, right? Sitting on your couch all day with your pet, beverage of choice, snuggled in your pajamas. You can read books upon books upon books. Then get paid to write a review for the books.
As lovely as that would be, who would be paying us? Do we really expect authors to pay for reviews even after giving us a free copy of their book?
I’ve seen some book bloggers post disclaimers about how they will never accept any monetary compensation for reviewing books. I’ve also seen some book bloggers offer paid services for their reviews. For example, an author can pay a fee in order to bump their book to the top of the reviewer’s TBR list.
I can certainly see why some book bloggers ask for…
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