For the record I was the member who sparked this off yesterday by pointing out that reviewing a story in the same book your own story is published in is simply not done. I did say it was beyond a bad idea and way worse than a veiled sale pitch. Not surprisingly the only ones who disagreed all had a connection to the book in question.
I never mentioned friendships--the focus of Gerald So's post--as that had nothing to do with the group topic at hand.
My Life Called So: Reviewer Bias Revisited: © by Gerald So | geraldso.blogspot.com | 4:00 A.M. The topic of reviewer etiquette came up yesterday in Short Mystery Fiction Society d...
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