I thought this was standard practice, but it looks like it needs to be said.
I was reading a review of a book on-line and one reviewer’s comments jumped out at me. In essence the comment read, “I downloaded the sample, and it’s all about the author saying such and such and blah, blah, and it’s so lame. Don’t waste your time and money on this book.”
Well, thank you, really helpful reviewer person.
First off don’t review a book based on the free sample. What would be a proper analogy? Perhaps reviewing an entire movie based on its trailer? Basing a restaurant review on the kitchen fumes which waft in the breeze outside in the parking lot?
A free sample is just that, a free sample to see if you might like the entire product. If you aren’t impressed with the sample, fine. Don’t purchase the book. That’s the…
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