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Initial post: Sep 26, 2011, 9:16:38 AM PDT
Cath says:
There are 84 reviews on this book from Sept. 18-26(9days).
Are these reviewers paid to review this book or what?

Posted on Sep 28, 2011, 5:40:13 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011, 7:50:19 PM PDT
No, there was a ton of buzz about this book before it came out in the Paleo/Primal community and many of us had pre-ordered it.

Posted on Oct 3, 2011, 12:58:36 PM PDT
aseafish says:
You would wonder, wouldn't you? But no payment, just excitement and pre-orders as previously mentioned. It's fun to cook with this book.

Posted on Oct 17, 2011, 12:51:18 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 17, 2011, 1:12:55 PM PDT
Paul Turner says:
The majority of these reviews look fake to me in their style and most are from "buyers" who only have a single review i.e. this book! C'mon Amazon get a grip...Sept 19-20 reviews, Sept 20-10 reviews, Sept 21-9 reviews, Sept 22-10 reviews, Sept 23-12 reviews....

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2011, 12:20:19 PM PST
MM says:
here's my guess: the authors give free copies of their book to paleo bloggers in return for positive reviews. "paid" review? i say yes.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2011, 5:14:37 PM PST
Jules says:
Hey Paul! I can't really speak to Amazon's processes (it still very much confuses me), but as one of the authors, I can assure you that we did not pay for these reviews. It is a standard practice for authors to send out advance copies to start getting people to take a look at it, review it (if they so choose), etc. What I might suggest is that you look at the reviews posted in the last 30 days, if you'd like. While there were a lot of early reviews right when the book came out, we have nearly 70 more reviews that came out after those initial 10 days. You can also check out our website and get more of a sense as to who we are and what we're about, to see if you think the book might work well in your life.

Posted on Jan 7, 2012, 11:37:46 AM PST
C. Balderson says:
From a newbie to the Paleo community, those of us at the ends of the earth (Kauai) where Borders closed our only bookstore, salivate for the new books we can't get on Kindle. For me, I downloaded the Kindle version, and then was lucky enough to find it in B&N in Pensacola, so I have it two ways. Paleo is a lifestyle, and we newbies who are not yet part of the Cross-Fit movement look for all the blogs, great Paleo cookbooks and information we can get. Seminars seem to be confined to certain parts of the country. I'm not a paid reviewer, not part of the established paleo community, but I have more Paleo cookbooks than any other kind now (tossed most of the others). BTW, I made the Shrimp/Crab Bisque for lunch today and it is just downright amazing! Thank you so much for an awesome effort!
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Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-Free Kitchen
Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-Free Kitchen by Julie Mayfield (Paperback - September 12, 2011)
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