Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Ethics and Review Copies of Books
Via Tansy Rayner Roberts blog comes this link to Stacked on ARCs, Ethics & Speaking Up - about review copies sent out to reviewers prior to the release of a book. These are usually clearly marked as review copies that are not to be sold. For non-reviewers, reviewers receive no payment from the publisher or author and the books they receive may be put together in a less finished state than that which goes on sale to the general public. As an occasional reviewer I receive books to review but never sell them. I just wouldn't because that costs the author and the publisher money and, in my opinion, that is unethical. The blogger at Stacked Books goes into the details of why.