Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Book review bloggers, take heed....

With recent legal changes, of you are an American blogger and you accept review copies of books you may need to post a disclaimer of some kind to avoid potential legal liability (and a $11,000 fine). It is really no big deal, you just have to write an honest review and disclose anything you received in return, including the review copy. Whether or not it is "fair" to require this, I don't see any reason not to do it.

See also:
FTC Publishes Final Guides Governing Endorsements, Testimonials
Book Publishers, Bloggers, & the FTC Guidelines
My Take on the FTC New Guidelines -- c.anne.gardner


Anonymous said...

You mean I can get free stuff just for reviewing a book? Where do I sign up :)

Anonymous said...

I'll review for a free Lamborghini!!