Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Notes on reviews, endorsements and advertising

There has been a move in the blog world over recent months towards increased transparency in regards to any material rewards bloggers are receiving for what they post. I thought I probably should clarify what happens on this blog.
  • The ads you see for charities  and missions organizations on the right hand side of the screen are there because I wish to support the good work they do. I receive no material reward from these groups or anyone else for running these ads.
  • For some (not all) of the books I review, I have received a free review copy from the publisher. Reviews where this is the case will have something like review copy provided by..... at the bottom of the post. No one I receive books from requires me to write a positive review and I do my best to provide an honest review of every book I cover.
  • As part of future book review posts, I plan to provide links to places the reviewed books can be brought. These sites will be selected on the basis of which ones I believe will be most useful for my readers. I don't plan to sign up for any programs that would materially reward me for providing these links. Some people do join these programs and use the profits for good causes so use their links instead if you know someone doing this. 
  • Anything (music, free offers ect.) I endorse in posts I am endorsing because I believe people will find it helpful, not because I am being rewarded.