Twitter has been filled with talk this afternoon all about the new FTC regulation that is supposed to begin to take place starting December 1st.
In a rush of confusion, questions, and other ramblings, all of us has come to a agreement that this is definitely not something we are looking forward to.
According to the FTC, we need to disclose every review we post with where we got the book - for example, if we receive an ARC in the mail from say Harperteen, we need to write somewhere in the post a disclosure on it. Unless of course we either want to send the book back to the publisher after reviewing it or getting charged an $11,000 fee.
Does this also mean that we must include disclosure on swag that we have received for free? And it looks like we can't be doing IMM posts anymore. I think I shall do two a week until December 1st (lol)! And what about all of the Goodread users who write reviews?
One things for sure, there's going to be some changes in the blogsophere to come.
The question is...why are they doing this?
Check out this interesting post on this
Getting ready for ALA + a couple of reviews
2 years ago