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The Sale of Review Copies

With respect to reviewers selling review copies -- our reviewers are all volunteers and the only compensation they receive for their time, expertise, and effort is that they get to keep the books they review. Those books become their property to dispose of as they deem fit.

What publishers receive in exchange is automatic permission to utilize reviews of their books in any manner they deem useful in their marketing campaigns.

Such an arrangement is standard within the publishing community.

I recommend that authors and publishers read the several articles I've written on book reviewing, the book review process, how to spot a phony book reviewer, what to do with a review when you receive one, etc. that you will find archived on the Midwest Book Review web site at:

Those new to publishing (especially self-published authors) might also find "Other Reviewers", a database of freelance reviewers, book review magazines and publications, book review websites, etc. that I've compiled over the years. You'll find that at:

Jim Cox
Midwest Book Review

James A. Cox
Midwest Book Review
278 Orchard Drive
Oregon, WI 53575-1129
phone: 1-608-835-7937

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