I'm sure the more grizzled, experienced writers on here are aware of this, but I thought some fellow newbies to self publishing could do with hearing this. A couple of weeks ago I published my first ever E-Book on KDP. Soon after I managed to get it listed on Goodreads, but haven't made an effort to promote it on there. If it gets picked on Goodreads, I'll let it happen organically. So imagine my delight when a PM popped in my inbox on the site from somebody saying they would like to review it! But I smelled a rat very quickly. They didn't refer to my book by title in their message, just stating that they were willing to review my "latest book", rather than mentioning my book by name. This "book reviewer" also told me they didn't have an amazon account, so could I get it to them another way? Oh, and one more thing, they're not on Goodreads very much, so could I kindly email them. This rat was smelling stronger by the second. Out of curiosity more than anything else, I fired off an email asking them where they would be publishing their review if they didn't have Amazon. Goodreads? Their blog? Facebook? The New York Times? I am also pretty certain that giving away your book for it to be reviewed on Amazon is against their terms and conditions? I got a wishy washy reply back just stating that they were a "book reviewer" with no more detail than that, and asking if I could get my "newest book" (again, not mentioning my novel's title, or calling me by my name, making me think this is a bot at work, or just somebody's MS mail merge at work) to them via PDF. A bunged their email address into google, and saw about ten different posts on Facebook groups, forums and Goodreads itself from authors who have had their work pirated after sending this "person" their work. Some just gave their work away another got a review. It may seem quite obvious that this is a scam, but if you're new I can see how you'd fall for this. Since replying I've also got 13 further emails within two days from other "book reviewers", "editors" and "beta readers". I've googled most of these email addresses, and most of them have come back as some kind of scam. If you are new to this, do not engage with such entities. I am sure that this is not unique to Goodreads, and there are many, many great genuine readers on there - but be wary of anybody coming out of the blue, offering to review your work.