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Friday, May 02, 2008

Reviewing Ethics: A Question For All

I have a question that I think needs answering from more people than just myself (which is why I'm asking the question):
Is it unethical for me to enter into contests on a blog I do reviews for even if I'm told it's okay by the owner of the blog?
I ask this question because SQT of F & SF Lovin' Book Reviews often has some really good little contests for free books. As most of you know I do reviews for that blog. So, while SQT says that it's okay for me to enter, I feel some apprehension because I have a feeling that there is something unethical about it. Some part of me doesn't feel right about entering those contests because I get this sense that I shouldn't be entering seeing how I'm a member of the reviewing crew. What do you think on this issue? Am I just being silly?

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  1. Anonymous12:01 PM

    You're always silly.

    I do think you have a point, though. Is there a way you could do it anonymously?

  2. But wouldn't that mean that I think I'm doing something wrong? If it's not wrong, why should I hide the fact that it's me?

  3. Mhm, I think I am shameless then, since I co-blog on the same blog as well and apart from you I never asked myself that. I think that if SQT says it's alright, then really it's alright. however I do find a point in this. A very strong point. Now I am all shakyy whether I should enter again.

  4. As someone who is completely unconnected to that particular process--I think you should be as eligible as anyone else, unless you've already read or received a copy of the book in some way. *shrug*

  5. Well, maybe it's okay then.