It's been brought to my attention today (a lot) that a certain facebook page/blog is charging for reviews. What's even worse, is they're charging upwards of $145.00 to read one book.
The blog that's doing this is called Book Review Leader. In my opinion the only thing they are the "leader" of is scams. Authors should never have to "pay" more than a few copies of their book for a review.. EVER... The concept of charging anything for you to not only receive a free book but to make money most authors who truly need the exposure don't have is just wrong and unethical.
I understand charging for blog tours and whatnot. That takes a lot of time and effort to put together on the organizer's part. But just to R2R? No.. Please if you're an author, steer clear of Book Review Leader. There are plenty of much larger, much well known, and respectable groups on Facebook and GoodReads that don't charge anything at all. Ask some other authors for help before you go and pay for something most people would be honored to do for you for free...
What are you feelings on this topic?