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DarkChaplain
25-12-2015, 08:43
So.... Black Library is officially mad. A new subscription thing for 2016 is here, a novel every month, and with it, the privilege of getting to submit reviews to their website. For a mere 100€ / 75 pounds.


You love reading, you love the worlds of Warhammer 40,000, The Horus Heresy and Warhammer Age of Sigmar and you want to be able to give your opinion of Black Library's stories for others to read. It's the ultimate opportunity to have your opinions heard.


Librarium members will have access to a special page where they can submit reviews of the Librarium stories. These reviews may or may not be used on the product pages for these stories.

Anybody else see the issue with just letting paying fans of your stuff submit reviews to your site, basically doing marketing for you? I certainly do find this objectionable.
Let's be real, even if there are going to be negative reviews among them, they will not be picking them for the product pages. This is an attempt to utilize fans with more money than sense to do their marketing - unpaid, nay, paid for!

nagash66
25-12-2015, 09:27
So wait your review might not even get the site, 'may or may not'. So if the book sucked you can be sure they will wait for the 1-2 people who liked it to 'may' put their reviews on. Crazy even by GW standards!

reds8n
25-12-2015, 09:28
TBF one doesn't really expect negative reviews of a thing on any producers own site.

so.. 6.25 odd a book ?

That's not bad value, but of course if the book/topic doesn't really interest then....

duffybear1988
25-12-2015, 11:34
Oh this is brilliant.

Spellfire
25-12-2015, 11:56
When they say novel, do they mean that or could you end up with the more common short length novella? Either way I see no value for money here.

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Lord Damocles
28-12-2015, 15:30
It's genius.

Only the type of person who'll willingly drop seventy-five quid on unknown products will be able to review those products on your website.

You get a wad of cash and a veneer of respectability by having reviews on display, while making sure that they're unlikely to be negative.

Bravo, you monstrous gibbons.

Mirbeau
18-03-2016, 02:10
It's genius.

Only the type of person who'll willingly drop seventy-five quid on unknown products will be able to review those products on your website.

You get a wad of cash and a veneer of respectability by having reviews on display, while making sure that they're unlikely to be negative.

Bravo, you monstrous gibbons.

:D

Nothing to add to that!

DarkChaplain
18-03-2016, 14:27
So let's see what they included so far:

The Librarian's Acolyte, exclusive short story by Graeme Lyon
Pharos, Horus Heresy #34 by Guy Haley
Legends of the Age of Sigmar: Fyreslayers by David Annandale, Guy Haley and David Guymer
Curse of the Wulfen by David Annandale
Warbeast, The Realmgate Wars #6 by Gav Thorpe

Fyreslayers is not a novel but an anthology, so they went off the mark by the second month already. 50/50 40k/HH and Age of Sigmar so far, which is quite silly with the Realmgate Wars in my opinion as Warbeast has a whole of 5 predecessors (plus The Gates of Azyr which preceeds them).

Not a great deal so far by any stretch. Unless you love Age of Sigmar already, half of the subscription will likely be lost on you.