This is a sketchy area when it comes to indie books and indie authors and tough nut too crack. However a friend of mine who used to write for a newspaper out west told me once that book reviewers in papers and magazines are often paid, comped or given kick backs by publishers and/or authors for reviewing their books whether they are good or bad.
As an Indie writer and author, struggling to get threw the tight birth canal of indie writing and get my first novel noticed, read and reviewed I found this article interest and actually learned something….yes i just admitted that. There was a few things I never thought of. So I thought I would pass it on in case their were other struggling indie authors out there like me who are fighting the same battles.