Question – Do You Think It’s Right For A Publisher To Ask Not To Post A Low Rated Review?
I was chatting with a blogger friend of mine a short while ago and she told me that the oddest thing happened to her: she received a review copy of a book and was asked by the publisher to only post a review for it if she was giving it a high rating.
I had never heard of such a thing. I mean, what happened to honest reviews and personal opinions and all that jazz? I would understand the publisher’s reluctance if the blogger in question made it her mission in life to hate everything she read and write unprofessional and inappropriate reviews but that is not the case at all!
As for me, I actually had the opposite thing happen. One day when I first started blogging, I was reading a review book and was NOT getting into it at all. Because it was that bad. They said yes! I was shocked but impressed.
So what are your views on this? Should a publisher be allowed to ask a reviewer not to post a low-rated review? Do you think that’s right?