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Added: With regard to the FTC, If I've totally got the wrong end of the stick...please do let me know - I could do with the help! :)

Added: Monday, 18th Jan 2010

It's really annoying me with our line "sponsored" review, and I'm now beginning to think that is unnecessary and also misleading in itself. So, as from today I'm not adding that line to all our reviews. Here is my new explanation to why, below:

1. I am allowed to receive a review copy of a book I have been asked to review. This does not have to be disclosed.

2. I am allowed to review a book I have purchased. This does not have to be disclosed.

3. I am allowed to receive payment for services like expediting a review (the review itself is still free). This does not have to be disclosed.

4. I can link to any site I want to, including my own store. This does not have to be disclosed (unless I earn income, in which case the procedure remains the same: I declare my income when I submit my annual tax report).

5. I am allowed to charge an individual for a review (something I don't do), but I must disclose I am being compensated for said review.

Thus, number 5 is the only difference I could find in the new regulations.

Thank you, Clayton for your help with this. If anyone knows any different, please do drop me a line. As you can see, I am trying! :) The "Inside Story" by Sassy Brit and her Gang!
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