There have been a LOT of rumblings this week about plagiarism (I’m not pointing to anyone in this instance) and then this morning I saw this:.
In response to this I feel that I must restate how things work at Hott Books.
1 – Hott Synopsis: I write a synopsis of the book when I’m about 1/3 of the way into the book. I do it then so that there aren’t any spoilers. Occasionally, I will use the synopsis from Goodreads but I always change the title from ‘Hott’ Synopsis to ‘Goodreads’ or ‘Author’s’ Synopsis.
2 – Hott Reviews: The review is my own. Completely. I try to find the best parts of every book because that’s just the kind of person I am. If you’d like to know more about how I felt, check out the grade. A grades are books that I keep on my physical book shelf. B grades are books that I’d pay money for. C grades are books that were ok but I won’t read again. D grades are books that I just didn’t enjoy. DNF grades are grades when I just could not finish the book.
3 – The Price of my Reviews: My reviews are free of charge. Yes, authors request my reviews and occasionally I grant them but all I receive from these authors are a copy of the book. I prefer to use Netgalley mostly because those books are lent to me and I can chose what I like without a deadline.
4 – More: The only things I use that others have done are my Sunday laughs when I pull in the forwards that I receive from my friends – mostly Cheryl – but I always let you know that I received it in an email.
If you believe that I ever use my blog in a way unbefitting our community, please, let me know. I don’t want to offend anyone.
Please, also note that I do not post my reviews to Goodreads. This is only because I’ve found too many instances of reviews/synopses that were a bit too close for comfort when I did. (Besides, if you look closely, what you post there can be used without your knowledge or consent. Sort of like Facebook 🙂 )
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