Originally Posted by GeckoFriend
This isn't true when the first 10% consists of too many pages of copyright info, publlishing info, table of contents, dedication, etc. Some samples have no actual content to review.
Very true, and it doesn't endear the book to anyone who has downloaded such a sample for evaluation. If anything, a sample with no actual content is counter-productive. It angers the potential customer by making them feel they've just wasted their precious time on a wild goose chase. It seems better to offer no sample than one devoid of content.