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OlgaNunez
I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

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  1. I hadn’t heard anything about this, Olga. Though I do generally try to be a ‘Verified purchaser’ when it comes to reviews, even if that means buying a fellow blogger’s ebook for 99 p. I also generally spend a fair bit with Amazon UK, though maybe not £40 a month, every month. To have to pay to leave reviews will be the kiss of death not only for authors, but for many small product manufacturers too. I for one would never be able to afford to pay to be a reviewer. (Or do so, even if I could afford it)
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. It happened to me yesterday. Many of us share reviews for books in other stores if we feel is relevant, but of course, we can only buy in one store. I think the amount of money spent is within the past twelve months, but it will make it impossible for me to share any reviews in co.uk (even though I regularly review for Rosie’s group and many authors are particularly interested in Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com. At the moment I can still post reviews in Amazon.co.uk, but as I’ve now moved to Spain, my future buys will be there. It will backfire, although I don’t think Amazon will be the ones to suffer.

  2. It’s such a shame they’ve done this. I don’t see how it could prevent bias and corruption in reviews. In fact it seems it would lead to it…
    Thanks for sharing, Olga. Hugs!

    1. It is a terrible shame, indeed. I’ve sent a copy via e-mail to Jeff Bezos.

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