• Product Review

    No such thing as a free lunch

    I collect books about bookbinding, so when I was reading a review on Amazon about Little Book of Book Making, by Charlotte Rivers, I noticed the review was written by someone who had received the book from the publisher through a program called “Blogging for Books.” What’s that? I wondered. I’ve done book reviews on this Web site previously, usually books intended for giveaways, but always bought the books myself. It turns out that Blogging for Books is a Web site that solicits book reviews from bloggers by sending them a free book they request. Are things as simple as they sound? Is there a catch? Well . . .…