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Old 09-04-12, 09:46 PM
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That's almost a crime...

Top selling crime writer caught faking reviews.

Crime Writer RJ Ellory Caught Faking Amazon Reviews
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Old 09-04-12, 10:28 PM
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They all do it, in every industry. You just have to take any reviews online with a grain of salt. Here's an article about a guy that was making 28k a month just writing fluff book reviews.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/bu...aves.html?_r=1
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They all do it, in every industry. You just have to take any reviews online with a grain of salt. Here's an article about a guy that was making 28k a month just writing fluff book reviews.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/bu...aves.html?_r=1

$28,000 a month?! I'm in the wrong business.
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In order to write fluff book reviews, you need to have experience as a fluffer. You don't want to go there.
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They don't 'all do it'. Some people actually do have integrity.
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They don't 'all do it'. Some people actually do have integrity.
Name one.
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