Disclosure Policy as of July 2009
I love it when PR companies, publishers, and manufacturers contact me. I also love fame and rely on my readership and as such need to maintain credibility with my readers. I believe that it is in everyone’s best interests for me to be ethical in my dealings with everyone involved. Here’s the deal:
Thanks for Sending Me Your Book. If you send me a book or product to review, I promise to give it a thoughtful review. I don’t always give “positive” reviews, but I do try to give “good” reviews. If you take a look at some of my reviews it will give you an idea.
I Sometimes Get Free Stuff. As of July 2009, I will notify readers in the text if a product or book I am reviewing was sent to me by a manufacturer, publicist, or publisher to review. I’ve gone back to old posts and tried to make sure that all of them include disclosure information where appropriate. If you’re reading a post and I don’t mention anything about it, then most likely I bought the item or had my bat army acquire it for me. Any item reviewed after July 2009 will have a disclosure if it was sent to me for free.
I Advertise On My Site: I do find myself advertising products that I review. I do not let this sway my opinions. I find that I don’t always know what’s going to happen, so I opt for honesty.
Etsy has no affiliate program: Unless specified, reviews on Etsy artists are done out of the kindness of my own heart and my interest in the weird cool stuff there.