Pendragon Variety – Season 1, Episode 11 – Ethics & Paid Five-Star Reviews

 

The Ladies discuss the relevance of book reviews to consumers and the murky ethics of paid five-star book reviews.

Are all paid reviews bad? Are they bad only if they’re required to be five-star? Are they bad because they’re not marked as paid reviews? Are they bad because they don’t represent an accurate opinion? How is that different from regular advertisement or marketing?

What do you think of paid book reviews? Which of the many components involved tips you over, and what would you be okay with?

 

LINKAGE

Fiverr Article:

http://dearauthor.com/argolinkroundups/wednesday-midday-links-torforge-us-and-uk-goes-drm-free-anonymous-author-shares-fiverr-experience/

Galleycat Debate Article:

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/galleycat-readers-debate-paid-reviews-on-amazon_b43254

Two articles from Writers Weekly:

First Article: http://writersweekly.com/the_latest_from_angelahoycom/006495_01122011.html

Second Article: http://writersweekly.com/the_latest_from_angelahoycom/006508_01192011.html

 

 

Pendragon Variety – Season 1, Episode 10 – Concept to Construction

The Ladies discuss their methods for taking a story from the spark of an idea to the RAGING INFERNO of a fully-fledged story.

The ladies also answer a couple of questions from the Facebook Fanpage.

Also, apologies for being AWOL recently! Scribe has been burning the figurative candle at both ends, which means she’s been a total bum about editing the podcast. You can expect the rest of season one to come out shortly, as well as the first story submission for one of our cooky promps!

Keep those coming, we love ‘em!