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Full Disclosure: Discuss the New FTC Regulations Here

A place to come discuss the new FTC Regulations with others to gain insight and learn what we need to do as reviewers in order to remain in compliance.

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Chance to WIN a Kindle or 50.00 Gift Card!Details on the author's website! WWW.KBLEVER.com(Entry requires the review of a YA Fantasy Novel!)Continue

Started by KB Lever Jan 7, 2013.

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There are some great resources out there for finding out more about the new FTC Regulations. Some are on fellow blogger's sites, and some may be found other places. I thought this would be a good…Continue

Started by Wendi Barker. Last reply by Traci Nov 30, 2009.

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Comment by KB Lever on January 7, 2013 at 3:33pm
Chance to WIN a Kindle or 50.00 Gift Card!

Details on the author's website! WWW.KBLEVER.com
(Entry requires the review of a YA Fantasy Novel!)
Comment by Marilyn Shoemaker on October 16, 2009 at 8:00pm
All About Romance Link which didn't post:

http://www.likesbooks.com/blog/?p=2863
Comment by Marilyn Shoemaker on October 16, 2009 at 7:59pm
I've been so busy writing reviews and attending a conference I haven't had time to post nor read posts. I just rec'd this email from All About Romance and here's the link

Now I think I'm a little different from most of you because:
1) Some authors send me books which I for the most part give away to family and friend
2) I'm an affiliate of Amazon and EHarlequin but to my knowledge no one has purchased a book from their site with the exception of me.
3) I've only received books from two pub houses, Jane Porter's Easy on the Eyes and recently a Lisa Jackson book.
4) Otherwise I purchase the books I review

My contest books I purchased and pay for the shipping.

So, are there any of you out there like me?
Comment by BJ Davis on October 14, 2009 at 5:20pm
I have this disclaimer at the beginning of my blog: PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT RECEIVE PAY FOR MY BOOK REVIEWS. I DO SOMETIMES RECEIVE FREE REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY COPIES FROM AUTHORS, PUBLISHERS, AND PUBLICISTS. MY FIRST RESPONSIBILITY IS TO MY READERS. I AM COMMITTED TO HONEST REVIEWS.
I hope, eventually, we will be told exactly what is expected of us. I also wonder if we will be taxed for the books we receive.
Comment by Wendi Barker on October 11, 2009 at 12:42pm
Molly - sounds good - I'm going to continue to post examples as I see them. :)
Comment by Miss Mae on October 11, 2009 at 11:31am
I'm hoping to find something that will work for the authors who post reviews. Sounds like you reviewers are getting with the game. :) Good for you!
Comment by Maria on October 10, 2009 at 11:15pm
I have no problem with the full disclosure or being in compliance with the FTC regulations however I think they have more important fish to fry than some small blogger. Here is my very rant.

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Comment by Molly Edwards on October 8, 2009 at 12:32am
Wendi, I looked at your discloser and did something similar for my blog...will you tell me if this is okay or if I should add or change anything? What should I put in each of my reviews from now on? I review too for Pump up your books...should I say something during the reviews like...thanks to Pump up your books, I have been able to review a copy of (book name here)???

DISCLOSER for BOOKS REVIEWED

In compliance with the new FTC rules involving bloggers who review books I am stating now in this discloser that I DO review books but recieve NO money as compensation for my opinions. There is no endorsing being done. I recieve books for free from publishing companies, authors , LibraryThing,and other book review companies but I am not paid for my opinions. This is my hobby and I love doing it, and when I am finished with my books I donate them to others who can't afford books but love to read or to a local library or charity. I will note that I recieved the book from someone such as the publishing company in all my reviews but again, I recieve NO money for my opinions.
Comment by Wendi Barker on October 7, 2009 at 11:57pm
Molly - Yes!! We WILL be ok to keep reviewing. We may simply need to disclose the source of our books in a manner that is more clear to readers. I already say thank you to the person who sent it to me, so I'm basically already disclosing that I received the book to review. . . I've added a disclosure at the bottom of my blog an in my About Me. I'll continue to finesse it depending on what we determine we need to do. :) I do this as a hobby, and don't plan to stop - I'm just going to make sure I have covered myself for liability.

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Comment by Molly Edwards on October 7, 2009 at 10:51pm
Haley...can you do something like that for me and email it to me to post on my blog?
 
 
 

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