From the otherwise lovely Friday Procrastination Link Love from the OUP Blog, I read this piece about a day in the life of a book publicist. It amused me, until I got to the part where the anonymous author mentions sending images of book covers to blogger who write “reviews”.
“Reviews” in scare quotes, because bloggers surely aren’t real reviewers. They’re just some of the little uneducated people out there who don’t live in New York City and have nothing better to do than share their personal, uninformed opinions about all and sundry.
And “real” book reviewers? …share their personal opinions about books.
I thought the whole “it’s on a blog so it’s not real/official/journalistic/scholarly/whatever” was over, people.