Selling Amazon Reviews
For a mere $600 this guy will review your books on Amazon.com. Though, to be fair, he doesn't take the money himself but has the authors donate the cash to Habitat For Humanity. He's number 3 in Amazon rankings, and some of that is due to children's reviews, apparently.
Writers regularly court Mitchell. He receives up to 40 books a day and hears directly from the author "80% of the time." He says that Jamie Lee Curtis sends him notes when he reviews her children's books..."And, after all, what children's book writer has more cache than Jamie Lee Curtis? The internet, I've found, makes it hard to show when a person is being sarcastic so I'll just make something clear. My lips are fairly dripping with sarcasm here, people.
In any case, there was a whole article on him in Forbes. The last children's books he reviewed, as far as I can tell, were Jo's Boys and Little Men. The title of his review for the latter was, "Timeless Insights into Educating and Raising Children". Make of that what you will.
Geez, don't I sound all petty talking about a fellow Amazon reviewer? Somebody thwack me soundly upside the head with the modesty stick, please.