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William's Book Blog

Mostly book reviews.  Very rarely I'll allow William Campbell Powell (author) to write a blog entry on publishing activity, but he's under orders to keep that stuff over on his Facebook page and on http://williamcampbellpowell.com

Currently reading

Fonda Lee
Fonda Lee
Anansi Boys
Neil Gaiman
Zombie Elementary: The Real Story
Howard Whitehouse
Progress: 99 %
The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2)
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Progress: 6/504 pages
The Longest Week: What Really Happened During Jesus' Final Days
Nick Page
Progress: 43/310 pages

Return of the Link Tax?

As an author I detest the idea of a link tax as it seems to me to apply to the book blogging community.  As I read it - and correct me if I'm wrong - a blogger can be charged for linking to other sites.  And on the other, because a review can earn money if people link to it, there's an incentive to write a positive review, so that authors and their publishers will link to it, which destroys the impartiality of reviews.  There's another word for paid reviews - it's called advertising.


If you agree with my interpretation of what's proposed, time to click some links while they're still free.