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Tomoson - Are Reviews Worth the Price?

I read about Tomoson in Indies Unlimited: Tutorials and Tools for Prospering in a Digital World, Volume I (which is a very handy guidebook, although like everything Internet-related, has some parts that are already dated). Tomoson is a website that allows people to receive free products in exchange for writing and posting reviews. Because I didn't feel like watching their "How it Works" video, I signed up for the service strictly based on the Indies Unlimited recommendation. I was able to create an account without providing any credit card or PayPal information (more on that later).

Tomoson lets you create promotions for your products via their website template. I set up a promotion for my epic fantasy novel Crimson & Cream, asking for book reviews in exchange for a Smashwords coupon code to download the free e-book (JH88U). Tomoson's interface is rather clunky and unintuitive, but once you explore and experiment, it's not too difficult to navigate. I searche…