Saturday, January 07, 2006


Free Books For Free Reviews*.

The latest trend among some is to send out free books and CD's so that they get free reviews. It's an interesting concept to me, however I wasn't particularly bothered in joining the race to become one of the chosen 144, 000 ... oops I mean 50 to get that elusive freebie. However it did get me thinking whether it would be worth writing to various authors promising a review if I could get some free books. I wrote to one author and promised nice things on my blog if he would send me some of his books and I was quite amazed with the result (see pix >).

However the famous author attached a caveat to his gift - I have to read them all and review them within the week. What a challenge - otherwise I have to buy them.

(*this post in tongue-in-cheek and these books really are mine)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Again another hit out against SGM, you seem very bitter

thebluefish said...

As a cited review....

I think it has to be said that it is a bit of a risky strategy though. Costs almost nothing financially since cost-price for books is almost nothing.... but there's no guarentee of getting a good review.

I got four freebies in 2005, an ESV, Humility, Sex and the Supremacy of Christ, and Awesome God CD. I happened to think they're all basically pretty good - granted the query on Song of Songs interpretation in S&TSC.

Living Life Now said...

He is very bitter, if you knew how he suffered at the incompetent hands of the UK SGM churches, then you might understand !!!

But otherwise a FUN article.

Baxter's Boy said...

A risky strategy but an interesting one. I think it's quite an innovative way of using blogs to spread the message and their resources. Fair play to them - and you Bluefish!! :)

And let me say again to the Anonymous person ... I was joking!

Stewart Potts said...

Followed the blog for a while. Be interested in your story re: SGM. email me at stewpots_usa@hotmail.com

SJ said...

Ha ha ha ha I love it. Well you wouldn't want to upset Mr Spurgeon, so we will expect to see no blog entries all this week - you will be too busy reading the great man's sermons!

Baxter's Boy said...

Sent you an email Stewart, hope it gets there - let me know if not!

Danny said...

I love it!!