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    Hi L C! Good to see you here again. Fake reviews suck!

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    I agree, but in reality, isn't it only a few short steps down from getting your friends and family to write a review on amazon or whatever? Of course, you know *they* are gonna give you raves. Only difference is you don't pay them.

    So the question is, would most people get fake reviews, but only if they are free?

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    I know there are real companies of good reputation who sell unbiased reviews. You pay them, but you sign a release saying you know the reviews are unbiased. You're paying people to read your book and write their true opinion of it, not hype it. I don't see anything wrong with that.

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    I wouldn't want family reviews. Of course, I write under pen names so my family doesn't know what I'm doing.

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    Oh? What reasons do you have to hide your writing from your family?

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    "I know there are real companies of good reputation who sell unbiased reviews. "

    Kirkus for $425? At any rate, what I found most interesting about this is how that guy earned $28K/mo until the escort author got him shut down, lol. $28k/mo? My writing can't earn that in my wildest dreams. Clearly I'm writing the wrong thing. Fake reviews for self-published authors is where it's at. That's my takeaway.

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    There's always a market for cheaters. You can earn a pretty income writing college essays for students too lazy or incapable of writing them. I know two people who put themselves through college doing that. Talk about irony. I know one guy who does it for a business...says he makes $75K. That's pretty darn good...at least as far as income.

    Quote Originally Posted by L C View Post
    "I know there are real companies of good reputation who sell unbiased reviews. "

    Kirkus for $425? At any rate, what I found most interesting about this is how that guy earned $28K/mo until the escort author got him shut down, lol. $28k/mo? My writing can't earn that in my wildest dreams. Clearly I'm writing the wrong thing. Fake reviews for self-published authors is where it's at. That's my takeaway.

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    http://www.salon.com/2010/07/26/writ...says_for_cash/

    I think this person ruined it. That market now seems to be saturated with people offering to write essays for $100. Hard to get rich on that. If you know of a place that pays more, I am willing. LOL

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    "Hi L C! Good to see you here again. Fake reviews suck!"

    Hi Lea -anything that pays enough never sucks!

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