Should I do book reviews?

    I collect gun books with almost as much enthusiasm as I collect guns. In the past I have many times been offered the opportunity to review gun books before they are on sale to the public, but have refused each time.

    The reason I have refused is that publishers generally give you the book to keep. They do this, I think, because the shipping probably costs more than the printing costs of the book itself, and those who are reviewing don’t want to have to pay the return shipping themselves. It is easier and more cost effective to give the book away.

    I worry that reviewing a product I have been given for free would be perceived poorly by you, my audience. Do you think I should do book reviews? Answer in the poll below.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!