Amazon’s New Reviewing Rules – Could it Affect Authors in the Future?

Very interesting.

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Sorry re-posting this had an error posting it, sorry if you saw that error 😮

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Today Amazon.com has banned all reviews for free and discounted products unless they are done via Amazon’s Vine program.  The reasons for this are clear and understandable but what implications will this have for future selling on amazon and while books are currently exempt from this, will they always be?

I’ve been reviewing on amazon UK for nearly two years now.  I started out reviewing video games and colouring books.  For those who have read more of my blog you’ll know that reviewing items on amazon gave me a way to cope with a traumatic event I suffered.  A way to keep my mind off of everything that had happened and to focus on something else.  I began by reviewing items I’d bought but once my ranking had reached a certain level I was approached…

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2 thoughts on “Amazon’s New Reviewing Rules – Could it Affect Authors in the Future?

  1. Personally, I completely distrust the Amazon sistem as a whole, to the point my book is not on Amazon.
    I particularly distrust the review sistem, and honestly I don’t think they will ever be able to mend it: simply too much money is involved in there.

    There was a time I would alway look up a book on Amazon to decide whether I wanted to read it or not. Now, I don’t even remember last time I’ve done so. I prefer to get my info elsewhere.

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