November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Anonymous Book Reviews: License to Be Cruel

Too many anonymous reviewers use their alternate online persona as a blank check to for cruelty. It’s as if being faceless themselves allows them to forget that there is a living, breathing human being with a full range of emotions who will be affected by their words.

Anonymous Book Reviews: There Is a Good Reason for Them

Perhaps, as one of my colleagues (and countless authors) has suggested, reviewers should have the cojones to proudly byline negative reviews, but that’s a hard standard to enforce in a connected society.