More About Amazon as the Default

Mark points out that Amazon does provide some bad reviews of the books they sale. Okay, I’ll give them that. I’m still bothered by seeing everyone use them as a standard link for books. I will also agree that, for a bookseller, they are a better source for a raw review than B&N. I’ve looked at and I’m not so happy with them either. I don’t disagree with Mark on anything he’s said about Amazon or the alternatives.

What I have done in the past is just Googled the title and author and picked the best non-bookseller review that I found in the results. It takes a little more time but I think that it gives my readers a better sense of my feelings on the book. Most likely I’ll pick a review that I’m in agreement with.