The Stigma of Paid Reviews 11/19 by Page Readers | Blog Talk Radio

The Stigma of Paid Reviews 11/19 by Page Readers | Blog Talk Radio.  During this interview, I am able to tackle the controversial subject of “paid book reviews” head on, in an informative, balanced and provocative way (humble cough here).  I explore some causal factors and express my views on why Review-Worm.Com is leading the way as a 21st century catalyst for change.

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Release of Second Book: “Five Keys To Restoration”

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The release of this book compliments my first release “Pursue Patience: She’ll Save Your Soul,” in that its contents outline five key steps to find full restoration before God and man.  Below is an excerpt from my book’s preface:

“Implementing the steps described in 1 John, Chapter 1, verse 9, will work for you if you’re just struggling but coming up short from time to time. But if you can’t remember the last time you prayed or the last time you repented of a sin, you need to take more drastic measures than a mere confession. You’ve dropped your keys to the kingdom. And I have ‘Five Keys to Restoration’ to help you unlock the door to renewal and fulfillment of your destiny!”

If you or someone you know has left their first love for Christ or is struggling in their walk with God, please download my ebook free of charge here.

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Personally, I see nothing wrong with paying for “honest” reviews. If the author doesn’t like the review, they have the option of “sorting” reviews, or rejecting it back. Their call.

Originally posted on Kbuuk:

A few weeks ago I read this article on Forbes entitled Fake Reviews: Amazon’s Rotten Core which is pretty self-explanatory, but I encourage everyone to read it if you have not already. Then yesterday I find a blog post from Ditchwalk about Revisiting the Book Review Problem, which also references a piece written in the New York Times. And then there was another article I read from Forbes entitled Publishing Is Broken, We’re Drowning In Indie Books – And That’s A Good Thing. In this article, author David Vinjamuri also talks about how the self-publishing industry needs something like a Rotten Tomatoes. And then today I go to see what our lovely Christina Ledbetter has written for us this week, and this is her post title: Paying for (Glowing) Book Reviews, and Other Atrocities.

There are a few things I would like to say about the review…

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Five Years Later, My Debut Book, “Pursue Patience” Finally Here!

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Have you ever heard the phrase, “Ignorance is Bliss!”  Ignorance isn’t good against the law, but it can work to one’s advantage if they decide to do a new project, but lack the experience to realize just how challenging it can be!

I was first told by God to write a book about patience, in 2007.  My first excuse, was a reminder to God that I was probably the most impatience Christian on the planet.  I even remember God telling me once, that the reason why I had not gotten further along in Him, was because I only knew things in part.  I took that to mean, I never took the time to study unexciting books thoroughly.  Up till then, I had only studied isolated subjects and parts of Bible Books.  God began to lead me to read whole books or multiple books in one or more days.  As I did so, I began to experience something unusual.  New insights just floated up from my spirit.  And not just ho-hum insights, but ones with far reaching implications.

The same thing happened while writing this book.  Some things surfaced that made my past over 30 years of walking with Christ, make more sense than ever before.  And I have come to a conclusion: No more excuses!  It’s time to move into the deeper things of God, all the while staying grounded in the beauty of the simple joys of life…very patiently.

If you’d like to purchase “Pursue Patience,” just go here!

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My First Twitter Crash



I just experienced my first twitter crash today.  It happened while I was typing a tweet about how we Christians should be mindful of our duty to win the lost and restore the backslider.  And to encourage Christians to be ready for the Great Harvest to come.

How could Twitter let me down this way?

You say you’re sorry! 

Okay, I forgive you.  This time!  He that repeateth a matter separateth very friends, don’t you know!

The popular microblogging service Twitter crashed Thursday morning, its second outage in slightly more than a month following an outage in June that lasted for more than three hours.

There’s evidence that a disruption is taking place on a global level.  Apparently, you’re not alone.  Google Talk just crashed too!

Did Twitter AND Google forget to pay their light bill?  Time will tell.

In the interim, the world must go on!

Patience really is a virtue that helps us maintain our perspective. 

Speaking of perspectives, it seems that Twitter crashes periodically according to this blog which happens to be the website where I found the above graphic.

The way some people tweet, I’m sure they’re experiencing DTT (Delirium Tweet Tremens) at this time, for I’ve never seen anyone tweet so many messages in my life.  I’m still fairly new to tweeting, but for now, if anyone tweets over 40 messages an hour, I will not follow them.  They exhaust me.

Maybe Twitter’s crashes are meant to get us to slow our pace?  I’m not sure, but one thing I do know is this: Thankfully God has never crashed!  He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever.  And for those of you who think I’m oversimplifying life around this matter, that’s okay. 

I can live with disagreement.

But I can’t live without love, and God is love.  And God is patient.  To learn more about patience, please look for my book release on soon.  I’m almost finished tweaking it!




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Some Nuggets from my upcoming E-Book Release, “Pursue Patience”

ImageThe glory of patience is only revealed over time to those who seek Patience’s other great sister, Wisdom.

“And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady.  Then, when that happens, we are able to hold our heads high no matter what happens and know that all is well, for we know how dearly God loves us, and we feel this warm love everywhere within us because God has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.”  Romans 5:4-5 (The Living Bible).

If you try to rush Patience, she’ll forgive you but she will not be rushed. 

Patience will not release your blessing on the other side of your trial until the measure of growth connected with your trial shows up in your account!

Copyright © 2012 Donald E. Brown.  


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Releasing my first eBook soon!

I am very excited to soon release my first e-book!  The book encourages the wise to “Pursue Patience.”  In this book, I reveal some insights gained through personal trials and tests, as well as the study of God’s Word.  I was challenged to write this book in 2007, but never had the time to complete it until I was laid off from my project management job.  That left me with plenty of time know one thing: I had no excuses.

My ebook, “Pursue Patience” will be available on all the usual e-book distribution portals.

I’m a bit uneasy about releasing this book though.  For in it, I make a lot of personal disclosures.

I’ll have to trust that if God is for me, who can be against me.  My goal is to spread the news that “to seek patience is to seek a treasure without an end.”

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