There is a bit of a controversy and stir going on these days with regards to self-promoting book reviews, where an author will write a book review on a book that they themselves actually wrote. Sounds silly doesn't it? Indeed it is in a way. So, why do they do it?
Well authors often fall in love with their creative work and are emotionally attached and want to tell others about it very much. Similar to a born-again Christian who wants to tell everyone they meet how they were saved and gives an ad hoc Bible book review through witnessing to everyone.
Shameless self-promoting is frowned upon in the media often enough. Yet the entire job category for marketing and public relations depends on it. Why should authors not promote their product like everyone else? Because it has not in the past typically been done, as these are seen as biased based opinions, which they are, but so are most things in the media.
Recently, an author of some eBooks attempted to promote them through book reviews on an Online Article Submission Website and thus the debate on eBook author self-promoting book reviews came up. One author said; What type of an ego-centric idiot would write their own book review?
Interesting comment and so one might ask; What type of ego centric idiot would write article touting their own online website products? Hmm? You mean like 90% of the article authors on most online article submission sites? They write articles to promote their industry, websites, products and you name it in order to drive people to their websites.
What difference would it make if it were a book with an important subject they feel the world needs to know? Is everyone who believes in their product so much to promote what they are doing an ego-centric idiot? My gosh that is not only harsh it is hate speech. If you believe in your product or book that much, why not write and tell others what it is about?
Additionally, if the self-written-book review does not belong in the Book Review Section of an Online Article Submission site, then re-write it and put it into the section of the subject matter of the book or in an Opinion Category then? Still if it is a book review then no matter who wrote it, it is still a book review. Is this discrimination by the socialist movement to against the writer to preclude the author who knows the most about the book?
I believe it is and this is typical of the weakness in society, condemning the strong from speaking, through social conditioning. I certainly hope this article is of interest and that is has propelled thought. The goal is simple; to help you in your quest to be the best in 2007. I thank you for reading my many articles on diverse subjects, which interest you.