I have made my book/website etc…public less than a month ago, and I’ve already received 5 e-mails along the lines of “your book seems to be the best thing since sliced bread, I can post a 5 star review for you and help you promote it for a teeny tiny fee.”
Erm, first of all, I’m offended that people think I’d be stupid/conniving enough to accept such offers. Second, I had no idea I would receive this kind of e-mails. Naive of me, I guess.
I had heard about a scandal, where a firm had been found to post fake 5 star reviews on authors profiles, some of them best sellers. I didn’t expect, as a complete nobody, to be even targeted by those scams!