Sharing Volunteer Reviews

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Sharing Volunteer Reviews

Post by Gingerbo0ks » 25 Sep 2017, 15:48

What's the rules for sharing our own volunteer reviews (not "Official Reviews") on other sites?

Are we allowed to copy our whole review onto sites like goodreads, or our own blog? (providing we include a link back to OBC)

Or does this work like official reviews whereby it depends on the review and we should message and ask Scott first?
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Post by gali » 25 Sep 2017, 22:33

Gingerbo0ks wrote:What's the rules for sharing our own volunteer reviews (not "Official Reviews") on other sites?

Are we allowed to copy our whole review onto sites like goodreads, or our own blog? (providing we include a link back to OBC)

Or does this work like official reviews whereby it depends on the review and we should message and ask Scott first?
The rules are the same as for official reviews. You are not allowed to copy your whole review and have to submit a new one. You can submit a link to your review, though.
The review is exclusive to OnlineBookClub.org, meaning you cannot post it on another website. If you have a blog or personal website, we hope you post a link to the review on your website, or you can feel free to write a different review of the book on your website, or summarize the review in different words on your website.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 26 Sep 2017, 02:45

Thanks for your quick reply Gali :)
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