An e-mail arrives from one of my stable of bloggers:
You will be pleased to hear that I am receiving my first back-hander for blogging. As I posted a link to a review about a new book called “[Redacted]“, which grew out of a blog about the fictional life of a [redacted], the author has promised me my very own copy if I promise to do my own review for the blog.
I am v pleased.
I could be being terribly naive here, but isn’t that called a “review copy” and standard practice? My colleague is going to have to work harder than that before I consider them corrupt. 🙂
(And yes, Tim, I am aware that I owe you a review of that camping guidebook)
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Some Good Reading About The Future of News Paid Members Public
Good stuff I’ve read recently, haven’t linked to yet, but don’t have much to add to right now: * The Nichepaper Manifesto [http://blogs.harvardbusiness.org/haque/2009/07/the_nichepaper_manifesto.html] – an articulate and well argued guide to how niche publishing might looks going forwards. * Media