Okay. This might be my shortest post ever. But I think it deserves a space in my blog. During the past few days, while I was rating a certain book in Goodreads, I was surprised to see that the author of the book also rated it and even made a short review. It was even more baffling when I came across another author who did the same thing. And according to what they have written in their reviews, there are others who are doing it so it was okay for them to be kind of cheeky and review their own work.
Not to be judgmental or something, but I’d like to ask you if this is even okay? Call me naïve or a GR noob but it’s the first time that I’ve witnessed such occurrence. It’s been bugging me for days especially that this particular book was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. And it was kind of awkward to see that he gave his own work a 5-star and here I come giving the book a 1.5 star.
Now, what I really want is to gain some understanding why authors do this. If I think about myself being in their shoes, there’s no way in hell that I’m going to be rating my own book least of all reviewing it for every GR member to see. While I love my own work, I don’t think I would ever go to such extent. It’s uncomfortable and sort of trying hard.
What do you think? Please leave all your opinions below.
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