This week’s topic is ‘Should reviewers go easier on self-published authors’, this is quite a difficult topic for me.. Since I don’t think I’ve actually read any self-published books..
But I will still try and answer the example questions given:
- When you’re reviewing self-published does it affect how harsh you are with your ratings?
- Do you think reviewers in general should critique self-published authors less then traditionally published authors?
- Do you think self-published authors should be held to the same standard as traditional publishing?
Honestly I think I would rate self-published and traditionally published books in the same way! Just because I would not be really thinking about the difference.
But thinking about it, traditionally published books did (most probably) get more help from other people before publishing. So more ‘polishing’ in the plot and writing. So looking at it that way it is probably more fair to be a bit more lenient towards self-published books!
I don’t really know what else to say haha! I think it is a bit hard to have a strong opinion about this without actually reading self-published books!
As aside note, I do need to read more self-published books! I keep hearing amazing things about self-published books, especially fantasy, and I keep not reading them!