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Should traditional newspapers review more indie books?

  1. Khaled Talib profile image60
    Khaled Talibposted 17 months ago

    Should traditional newspapers review more indie books?

    There are plenty of highly acclaimed indie books out there that are not being reviewed by newspapers. Do you think book editors should change their policy? 


  2. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 17 months ago

    Newspapers are devoting less and less space to reviews in general nowadays...unless an author has a connection to the paper's local area, or a huge star like Stephen King

  3. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 17 months ago

    Would they get unique content doing so? Yes.
    Would they get more readers for doing so? Maybe.
    Would it be worth the literal cost (labor costs) of doing so? Probably not. Which is why most don't.

    1. Khaled Talib profile image60
      Khaled Talibposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      You've got a point, but I  don't think it'll harm them to review a handful, especially if it comes well-endorsed.

  4. Patty Apostolides profile image61
    Patty Apostolidesposted 13 months ago

    I think the traditional newspapers should review more indie books. There are many good books written by indie authors. However, the space in a newspaper is limited. That's the limiting factor. Just like a brick and mortar bookstore can only hold so many books, the newspaper review section can only review so many books. Competition is fierce in this trade, as traditional publishers begin months in advance, sending the advanced reading copies to newspapers and magazines for review. Indie authors have no chance from the get-go.

    Given the explosion of indie books through the ebook market, and millions of ebooks are being produced on Amazon.com, the reviews on that site have become the new norm.