When we authors do the meet and greet, it does not mean we are friends. Friendly yes. I agree if we buy the book we have ever right to review it and post it where ever. Reviews are damn hard to get for us indie authors and this just reinforces the traditional publishing market. Would we ban a publishing house because they “know” the reviewers. Lets unite.
A couple of weeks ago I read the third installment of a series I really loved. I will refrain from sharing the name of the novel and its author.
Like any reader, as soon as I finished reading, I wrote my review. When I tried posting it on Amazon (I did buy the eBook, just like any normal and decent human being would), I received a rather concerning email.
I will not share the screenshot of the email as it does contain the title of the book and name of the author. In its place I have copied the body of the email below.
Dear Amazon Customer,
Thanks for submitting a customer review on Amazon. Your review could not be posted to the website in its current form. While we appreciate your time and comments, reviews must adhere to the following guidelines:
Here I was, thinking I had included an…
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