Posted: Sep 13, 2013 2:31 pm
by tolman
Scot Dutchy wrote:Steve is doing what every struggling author does.

Surely not every one?

Scot Dutchy wrote:You cant trust any unknown reviewer.

Well, you can make some estimate of their reliability from how and what they write, as well as their history of other reviews.

You can't much trust a known reviewer, unless there is an established good correlation between their opinions and your own.

But certainly:
A brand-new reviewer
Giving 5 stars and a completely uncritical review
To a book which (if the reviewer exixts) they seem likely to have got an advance copy of

Even if one had no prior opinion of the author, that seems to hit all the buttons for 'place zero faith in this review'.