Amazon now has a Print On Demand division, called Booksurge. and Booksurge offers – for a mere a $US 399, a wonderful book review. It doesn’t matter what your book is like, the review is gonna be great. (For that price, it had better be.)
Of course, I immediately thought “Just what I need”. I mean, how could one resist such deathless prose as this:
“We are drawn into this seaboard existence, seeing the stars pronging the sails at night, the flying fish that land on deck, and even the birds that fly, unaware, into the mast,” offered by the reviewer about a book called The Last Voyage of the Cosmic Muffin.
Now let me think. If I was a POD author, just how many copies of my book would I have to think such a review would sell in order for me to get my $399 back?
And readers, if you buy a book based on a paid-for review, then I have a lovely set of twin-towers for sale, situated at the present moment in downtown Kuala Lumpur, but easily portable to a new location, bargain price…drop me an email. Don’t be put off by the fact that I live in Nigeria.