Carol Devolder asked, 'If a publisher pays me an honorarium to review a
potential text, are they paying me to be honest or are they paying me to say
only good things about the book?"
I can't speak to the publishers' motivations. They may well think/hope they're
paying you for a good review, or at least for some useable quotes. But you
should give an honest review. The worst that can happen is that they won't ask
you again. Besides, it's not like they're paying you big bucks. The meager
stipend would appear to be prima facie evidence that they're not trying to
Edward I. Pollak, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
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