Book Bloggers Code of Ethics


Book Bloggers Code of Ethics

A place to hammer out a common and shared set of principles to adhere to in book blogging.

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For Publishers/Publicists 11 Replies

Started by Amy. Last reply by haley mathiot Nov 27, 2009.

To Authors 4 Replies

Started by Amy. Last reply by Mayra Calvani Feb 5, 2009.

To Readers 5 Replies

Started by Amy. Last reply by Norm Goldman Dec 19, 2008.

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Comment by KB Lever on January 4, 2013 at 2:26pm
**THE BIGGEST GIVEAWAY YET!** Here it is! It's no secret that authors need reviews (as well as likes). I have a goal of obtaining 200 reviews in 2 weeks in preparation for my pitch to a few big wig publishers! YIKES! I believe that we can do it! If you help me reach my goal, I'll give away a KINDLE from Best buy! If we fall short of 200, I'll still giveaway a $50.00 giftcard (to your choice Best buy or Amazon) The winner can also elect to get the gift card instead of the KINDLE (in case you already have one).

Drawing will be on Feb. 1st (I will quit sending out PDF's on the 17th but you can still "pay to play" by buying the kindle, nook, paperback and submit a review by the 1st)

Here are the rules!
Email me at to obtain a PDF file of Manipulating the List (or you're welcome to buy it to support me - or Once you've completed reading it - go to AND (must go to both!) and leave an honest review! Once you've left your reviews send me a new email that says 1) your name 2) your reviewer name on the sites. Then keep an eye on to make sure the NOTE (KINDLE GIVEAWAY) has your information to show that you have entered! Winner will be emailed as well. Thanks and Good Luck!
Comment by Kristin Feliz on August 29, 2012 at 9:59am

Hey guys!! I am giving away a copy of SPARK by Brigid Kemmerer on the blog!! Contest ends on 9/12 - Open to US/Canada ONLY SPARK GIVEAWAY!!!

Comment by Michelle Earl on September 16, 2010 at 5:30pm
Hi Teddy. I personally don't think it's right to rate your own blogs. I think you're right. It does muck up the average. I don't do it for that very reason. I think that blog networks need to make it so that the author can't do the rating.
Comment by Teddy on March 31, 2010 at 11:23pm
This isn't really a book blogger ethics question but I'm going to ask it here any way. I posed this question on Goodreads as well because it is where I noticed it.

How does everyone feel about authors rating their own books? They do it often on Goodreads. I think it scews the average and shouldn't be allowed.
Comment by Dream Books LLC on March 31, 2010 at 8:59pm
You should put a protected by copyscape on your site. If you run a copyscape run on your site you will find that there is probably more than just her that copied your blog.
Comment by Maw Books on August 30, 2009 at 6:30pm
The thing is, she'll do it again to somebody else. She definitely should be called out on it with an email.

Comment by Linda on August 30, 2009 at 3:09pm
I am not going to say anything. It is funny because her website is so much nicer than mine, and she probably could have written something better - she was just lazy!

Comment by Luanne on August 30, 2009 at 2:02pm
Wow Linda - I can't believe someone would actually do that. What's the point of writing a blog if it's not your thoughts?
Comment by chrisbookarama on August 30, 2009 at 1:53pm
You can call her on it and tell her to take it down or attribute the quote to you.

Comment by Linda on August 30, 2009 at 1:37pm
Stopped by someone's blog today and found a paragraph that I had written on my blog - literally copied and pasted on her blog. The only thing changed was her email. I know it was copied and pasted because while it fit perfectly in my paragraph, it was spaced poorly in hers, and a phrase in it is one in which I use words out of place. Anyway, it's hers now. I rewrote mine.

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