Here is yet another way the Internet is changing the face of books and publishing. Check out Habitual Reader, a site from Komenar Publishing.
As a marketing tool, it’s inexpensive, interactive – a good way to start buzz about your line. But one potential pitfall is that readers find the reviews and comments limiting and too actuated from self-interest.
Looks like Habitual Reader sidesteps the issue by allowing readers to review any books – including those not in Komenar’s line.
My question is: Will the site allow critical reviews of any books, particularly its own? Will the owners censor (without readers knowing what is censored and why)?
All will be revealed in time. For now, I will visit this site now and again to see how it’s faring.
Thanks to Lisa at Breaking the Fourth Wall for tipping me off on this one.