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The Power of the Amateur Reviewer

This article discusses the proliferation of amateur reviewers and how they influence sales. Amazon’s review system is frequently discussed and there’s even a mention of Klausner. (Not that I troll websites that mention Harriet Klausner or anything.) Publishers, aware of the sales influence of amateur reviews, are cited as sending free books to top reviewers. Why can’t I get that gig? Oh yeah, the whole fifth-grade reading level thing.

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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

1 Comment on The Power of the Amateur Reviewer

  1. What does a fifth grade reading level truly indicate? That we’re an assorted congregation of overgrown children who revel in reviewing, ranting, and palavering about a varied array of topics within the multiverse that results in no discernable effect on society as a whole?

    Sure, why not?

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