Conviction by Lesley Jones
This CAN be read as a standalone but it is also part of a Dirty Bad Series:
What the hell are we doing here?
I ask myself this question on a daily basis. It’s not asked in an existential way, but in a goal-setting, ADD-riddled brain way.
What the hell is Shameless Book Club (SBC) doing here anyway?
Shameless Book Club is NOT a book review blog.
We don’t review books; SBC recommends books.
We also give away cold, hard cash in the form of Amazon gift cards at the end of this post.
How do you make any money?
We aren’t paid to write recommendations; we earn money from book sellers by building trust with our readers — YOU — when you purchase a book we recommend. If we made it a habit of telling you to read crappy books, you wouldn’t come back to find your next read. We want you to come back.
Do you have favorite people or favorite authors you may give a slight edge to over others?
Fuck yeah, we do. We’re human. It’s in our nature to talk more about things and people we like over others. Do some of our favorite authors stumble and write drivel? Sometimes, and we won’t promote those books.
Isn’t that favoritism?
Call it what you want, but we aren’t getting down on our knees for people just because they say we’re pretty. There are reasons behind why we like some authors over others, and it has NOTHING to do with money. If it did, we’d buy stock in knee pads.
Why don’t you have “reviews” of books you don’t like?
We don’t write reviews; we write recommendations of books we like.
Why don’t you tell us about books you don’t like?
We tell you about the books we DO like.
If you only write recommendations, why do you promote books you haven’t read?
Several factors go into the selection of a book we choose to promote: we trust the author to write a good book; we trust the person who told us it’s a good book; the summary looked incredible. Those times we do promote a book we haven’t read, we try to make it as clear as possible that we haven’t yet read it.
Why do you promote things that are unrelated to books on Facebook and on the blog?
Because we like them and we can. We aren’t one-dimensional people, and neither are you. You’ll probably see a lot more non-book-related things in the future as we add in more features to our website. We’re sure you’ll love them!
Just to prove to you that we’re loved and respected, some of our favorite authors were kind enough to send along some praise for SBC:
Clearly, we are made to be loved.
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