The Ethics of Shilling

May 14th, 2004 · No Comments
by Booksquare

We understand the trials and tribulations of selling one’s book to the public. You’d think the work stopped with finding a publisher to give you money for your blood, sweat, and tears, but it doesn’t. That’s only the beginning. But, as Newsday’s Paul Vitello gently points out, members of the (news) media who pen tomes have an unusual advantage when it comes to hawking their wares: in addition to the shows of all their friends, many in the media have, wait for this, this very own shows where they can sell themselves. Over and over and over. We find it silly and unethical…and are so pleased that Vitello agrees with us.

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