An author emailed me today to advise that there were concerns expressed by his peers and readers about spoilers in reviews posted on this site. He suggested that we should have a “spoiler alert” like other review sites do when/if we’re going to reveal a major plot point.
I want to assure all of you, first of all, that we don’t believe in revealing spoilers. Of course, with the extended reviews that we write I can’t say with 100% certainty that no review will contain spoilers, ever, but I hope that we can keep our “spoiler” rate down to 1/2 of 1% or less.
Since I’m a reader I don’t want to read reviews with spoilers because why bother to buy the book? As you know, we provide a “cut” line after the summary review so that those readers who only want to see the ratings and summaries need not go any further. For those of you who want to read the entire reviews, if/when you feel there are spoilers please bring them immediately to the attention of the reviewers and ask that they delete the ‘offending’ words or phrases. You can also write me if, for some reason, you can’t contact the reviewer.