Ethics in Book Reviewing Survey

Carlin Romano, Literary Critic at The Philadelphia Inquirer did a survey of book reviewers and came back with the following:

68.5 percent of book reviewers think anyone mentioned in a book’s acknowledgements should be barred from reviewing it.

64.9 percent think anyone who has written an unpaid blurb for a book should also be banned from writing a fuller review.

76.5 percent think it’s never ethical to review a book without reading the whole thing.

And 52 percent think it’s not okay for a book-review editor, in assigning books for review, to favor books by writers who also review regularly for that editor’s book section.

For the rest: CRITICAL MASS: Ethics in Book Reviewing Survey: The Results

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  1. Highly interesting stuff for anyone who reviews! Thanks for the link.

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