- Posted by Johanna on March 3, 2008 at 7:35 am
- Category: Meta
I have a question I want opinions on, but first, a story.
A male friend of mine told me he was getting teased because he wanted to read Divalicious! Book 2, until he showed them that he knew the person quoted on the back cover, which they thought cool. That was me — an excerpt from my review of book one was prominently included.
The part that surprised me was that I was completely unaware of this. Now, I’m not thinking that the publisher should have to ask permission or anything… when I write, I put the material out there for public consumption, and as long as it’s properly credited (which includes spelling my name correctly), I have nothing to say. But I did think it would have been nice to have been notified.
Even nicer would have been if they’d sent me a copy of the book. If they think my praise will help them sell the work, sending a comp copy is a nice thank you.
Now, your opinions. Is that expectation out of line? Is a note the most I should look for? Or is that unnecessary, too?