President’s Post: Dealing with Bogus Book Reviews

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November 2012
by Florrie Binford Kichler, President, IBPA

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● The Independent Book Publishers Association respects the value of book reviews for publishers, authors, and readers, and urges publishers to ethically pursue both traditional and online reviews.

● IBPA rejects and deems unethical the practice of posting “sock puppet” reviews—bogus reviews by people writing under false names and/or false pretenses.

● IBPA calls for “citizen reviewers” to pledge to review truthfully and thoughtfully—or not at all….IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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