I'm not sure if I'm posting to the correct board, but I could use some advice.
Do authors have any recourse when this type of situation occurs: "Book reviewers" accept copies of their book for the sole purpose of stocking their online used book stores? Is there any way of stopping these people? I tend to doubt it considering there are so many . . . but the author doesn't benefit from this one bit. Particularly those who self-publish. (I'm not endorsing self-publishing, merely pointing out a fact.) These "reviewers" are making 100% profit off an "agreement" made with the authors. Any advice?
(I'm collecting this information for an author I'm currenlty representing. One week after his review copies went out, he noticed nearly 90% of the up for sale in Amazon's used book store. He obtained a list of reviewers and contacted each of the 200+ in an effort to establish a "yes, I'll review your book" response because he's self-published.)