Originally Posted by HarryT
"Free" does not mean "in the public domain". I would like to know someone's reason for joining MR specifically to tell us about a newly-released book.
Yes, but commercial connection implies monetary gain and since it is free then there is none. I believe you mean "publicity." And she may not be the author simply an interested friend or relative, in which case there is no "dishonesty" intended as you imply.