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The new policy on reviews and how it hurts everybody not only fake reviews

via Don’t throw out the baby! Why #Amazon doesn’t want your #BookReviews

By OlgaNunez

I was born in Barcelona and after living in the UK for many years have now returned home. I teach English, volunteer at Sants 3 Ràdio, a local radio station, 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.

5 replies on “The new policy on reviews and how it hurts everybody not only fake reviews”

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.

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 (even though I regularly review for Rosie’s group and many authors are particularly interested in and At the moment I can still post reviews in, 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.

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