There was an interesting article in the Boston Globe yesterday about how publishing houses are taking notice of customer reviews. There are some of the usual slights against that kind of content being legit:
- Some members of the professional book-reviewing community have their doubts as to whether the Amazon.com pieces are valid reviews. For one thing, they are unedited and often anonymous. An author’s friends could submit rave reviews, and customers would be none the wiser.
I think it’s kinda fun when the ‘non-traditional’ media makes the other guys nervous.
Most amazing fact in the article: the ‘winner’ in the category of most reviews posted to amazon.com: Pennsylvania librarian Harriet Klausner…4,811 reviews!!! Yow!!!
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