Oh, how nice of them! For that much $$$ they'd better clean the windows, pick up the dogshi**, and do my laundry.
They'd better send a tall, dark and twenty-something stud with bulging biceps to do it for them.
Otherwise, I'd say that $495 for a book review is, oh I don't know, FREAKIN' INSANE!
In light of this new trend for scammers...er reviewers to make $$$ off of indies to read and then review books, I've decided to start my own review business. However, you will find my services to be far more affordable as I charge in CHOCOLATE. The number of stars in your review depends on the candy quality.
Cheap American convenience store candy bars - One star
Boxed American chocolate (variety box with mostly crappy creme filled centers) - Two stars
Higher quality American chocolate (nuts and chews) - Three stars
European chocolate will garner four or five stars depending on the quality and quantity of the chocolate.
All you have to do is send me the chocolate as well as a free download of your book (or not, as I really don't intend on reading it, anyway) and then tell me what you'd like for me to say in your review. Sound ethical? Great! Reviews for Chocolate is now open for business!