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How is the Average Rating calculated?
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No, we maintain an extremely strict line between editorial and advertising. Whether you advertise with us makes no difference to us. We write about what we like, what we think our subscribers will like, and what we think will cause a buzz.
We gather reviews from a set pool of online sources by either checking their sites or having them submit them to us.
If you find a title you would like to see on our site, first please check that the book isn't already here. Next, make sure that the title is available on www.amazon.com. If the title is available, then copy the URL for the book and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We take into account word choice, rating (if any), tone, and who is the critic in determining whether the review is positive or negative. "Wishy-washy" reviews are usually given sour reviews because if the critic is not confident enough to give it an implied recommendation, then why should we. A characteristic quote is taken from each review and a link to the full review is added so that readers can determine for themselves whether to spend their valuable time with the particular book.
The Average Rating is an average of all the individual critics scores, based on a 1-10 scale.
A good review is denoted by a sweet watermelon
A bad review is denoted by a sour lemon
Each critic's review is rated on a 1-10 scale on how highly they recommend the book and then an average is produced based on all of the reviews for that book.