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How Paid Reviews Sell Books – Facts and Figures

Editorial Reviews

As one of the most trusted professional review services, and one of the first self-publishing sites around, it’s SPR’s job to make sure we are bringing books to readers with our paid review service, and we’d like to put the “don’t pay for reviews” myth being spread around by certain self-publishing pundits to bed with some hard, analytical, independent facts. ... Read More »

The Truth About FTC Guidelines For Paid Book Reviews


A flurry of nervous blog posts about “the dangers of paid book reviews!”  and “Google Penalties!” drove me to dig deeper into exactly what FTC guidelines mean for sites like SPR. Here’s the upshot of three months of advice and research. I contacted the FTC, and spoke to an officer about paid book reviews. It is about time we all ... Read More »