No, I Will Not Pay You for Your Review

show me the money

Over 1,200 email into my marketing/review campaign I’ve been working at – asking over a thousand strangers to read my book The War on Drugs: An Old Wives’ Tale – and I’ve been getting some interesting responses.

I just received the following email:

I usually only review books for my writers group
What is the compensation?

To which I responded:

Thanks for asking questions I had not yet been asked. As always, writing, and now marketing, is a learning experience.

Compensation: Financially speaking? Zero.

Deadline: Open, some individuals are ‘booked up’ and will not be able to give me a review for up to 3 months. Contrary to my father’s opinion, I’m actually a rather patient person.

Guidelines: None. Say what you want. To date I’ve received 16 stellar reviews on Amazon, but I’m willing to accept criticism. I’m wearing my big girl pants.

I held myself back from correcting her spelling. I think that was very big of me, don’t you?

I think I’m getting a bit punch drunk sitting at this computer too long.

What do you think?

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