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Once you publish something, it's out beyond your grasp. I strongly recommend against publishing a piece that you feel still has work to be done on. Self-publishing a novel that still needs editing is not a wise stepping stone to feedback and constructive criticism. First of all, as an unpolished book, it's unlikely to receive much attention; good ...


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1) Leave comments: There are many film review blogs. Comment under their reviews. Like: "Interestingly, we have really different view on quality of the movie. some detail from your review" Btw, The comments should be on topic, interesting and not bragging ones. Everyone hates "hey, visit my awesome blog!" comment 2) Do giveaways and promos Do you have ...


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An important consideration is that in the US, the FTC requires clear disclosure of paid reviews by bloggers. Both the advertiser and the blogger may be held liable if the blogger does not disclose that the review was paid. From ...


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As I see it, getting paid for reviews can be broken down into different scenarios: You work for someone that pays you to review other products i.e. you're being paid by a neutral party with no affiliation to the product itself. You are approached by someone with a vested interest in the product, and are either paid to review that product, or get given the ...


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You are asking for opinion, and this, I believe, is offtopic on this site. But as long as your question stands, here is my opinion: In this time and age, grabbing money wherever you can, is the norm. Not taking money, when you can, is generally considered stupid. So you should. Everybody does. Fooling the customer is not unethical, otherwise advertising ...


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I'm going to add some things to the already great answer given by Pavel above. 1) Have a Twitter box and Facebook box. I want to follow you on Twitter or like you on Facebook, but you're not doing anything to help me. I have to search for your Twitter handle on Google and for most people that's just cumbersome. I can't even get to your Facebook page btw. ...


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Hooking lines make the reader ask one or more of the following questions: What? Why? How? When? Where? A good example are the stories of Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami (yes, I'm sick of the "Call me Ishmael", and the "they shot the white girl first" examples). "Man-Eating Cats" I bought a newspaper at the harbor and came across an ...


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-The word count is not the most important thing. It is your blog, your review, your opinion. It is not a college assignment that it should have a word limit. -The best idea to write a review for an app or a game is to "develop it as it goes" like you mentioned. -The idea is to give your views about the app or the game. -A couple of things that readers ...


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I think the cheapest way is to publish your book via Amazon Direct Publishing. It cost literally zero (well, unless you hire someone to do the cover. In my case, I designed the cover myself). If people like your book (or end up hating it) you'll get some reviews. If you want detailed and quality reviews, I suggest Scribophile (a community for writers to ...


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I have just been through the experience of having obtained a Kirkus Review. I paid for the expedited version. I feel violated. The review was worse than disappointing. The review gave an introductory somewhat inaccurate plot summary, and then added some comments that were so damaging that they would guarantee that no-one would want to read the book. The ...


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I obtained a Kirkus review at the suggestion of my publisher. While the review was not bad, as far as my book was concerned, it instantly became apparent that this reviewer had no idea what he was doing and did not have a clear understanding of literary genres. (He reviewed a historical fiction novel as if it were a biography and a history book.) He missed ...


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In the financial world, it is common for a company to pay a credit rating agency to review their company's ability to repay debt (meaning their ability to repay bond holders) and make that review publicly available. http://www.cfr.org/financial-crises/credit-rating-controversy/p22328#p3


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You might consider creating an account at LibraryThing. They have an on going feature called Early Reviewers where someone can request an advance copy of a book in exchange for a review. You will be able to see a copy of the book cover along with a brief synopsis, so you can scroll through the pages and just request books that interest you. The books are ...



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