The wording on publisher's page

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The wording on publisher's page

Post by WhiteLotus » 17 Jun 2019, 06:34

Hi,

I just added a publisher to one of my read books, and out of curiosity followed the link to see if there were more books. I find that, only having one book, the page reads:
"None of the books marked as published by Gedisa have any ratings. This is not a good sign. You may want to avoid reading books published by Gedisa until some of their books have some good reliable ratings."

Isn't that a bit catch-22ish?
I know it's not forcing you to avoid the books, but by discouraging people to get them (and thus leave reviews), the books might never get reviews... :lol2:

I mean, it's not a big deal, but... could it maybe be worded differently? :lol2:

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Post by CatInTheHat » 17 Jun 2019, 08:36

WhiteLotus wrote:
17 Jun 2019, 06:34
Hi,

I just added a publisher to one of my read books, and out of curiosity followed the link to see if there were more books. I find that, only having one book, the page reads:
"None of the books marked as published by Gedisa have any ratings. This is not a good sign. You may want to avoid reading books published by Gedisa until some of their books have some good reliable ratings."

Isn't that a bit catch-22ish?
I know it's not forcing you to avoid the books, but by discouraging people to get them (and thus leave reviews), the books might never get reviews... :lol2:

I mean, it's not a big deal, but... could it maybe be worded differently? :lol2:
Reviews aren't based on prior ratings. Authors pay the OBC to have reviewers review their books.
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Post by WhiteLotus » 17 Jun 2019, 11:05

CatInTheHat wrote:
17 Jun 2019, 08:36
Reviews aren't based on prior ratings. Authors pay the OBC to have reviewers review their books.
Pardon, I meant ratings in both instances, not reviews. I don't know where my head was at.
All the same, it seems to me if you discourage people to read books just because of a lack of ratings (or reviews, paid or not), then said books won't as easily get ratings (or non-paid reviews).

Anyway, it's not a big deal, I just thought it was a bit odd to discourage people to take a chance on books just because it's lacking ratings. :)

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Post by Gravy » 17 Jun 2019, 22:04

That's crazy.

I've never clicked on the publisher link before. Never even occurred to me to try. :lol:

It does seem a little weird, considering the pro-indie aspect of the site. :tiphat:
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