This site is raising some questions for me, ethically. Any thoughts?
Here are the things that are raising questions for me:
1) Charging for interviews. Since I've never PAID for an interview, I've never considered the ethics of charging for one either. In my opinion, radio or blog interviews are a two way street, where you help the program by creating content during the interview, in exchange for coverage of your book. (This site requires you to create at least part of the content by providing them with 10 questions to be asked during your interview). Is coverage that much more important than the content the author provides? (As an author I admit to thinking my content may carry a somewhat inflated value in my own head.)
2) Charging for "ad space" mentions on his various social media pages. On his website, I can see, but on social media...it raises questions for me.
3) What amounts to buying a review (which he does say will be unbiased) on Goodreads and Amazon, as well as being promised that with the Gold Level package, he will buy your book on Amazon if it's $2.99 or less. While I have no issues with providing a copy for review...paying for said review does pose concerns for me. And I know every sale impacts your Amazon numbers positively, but one book bought as a part of a package still sort of sits on the edge for me.
Am I WAY off base here?