Amazon deletes book reviews in an attempt to stop self-promotion

After a couple recent scandals about writers buying reviews or writing them under various pseudonyms, Amazon has been purging their website of suspicious reviews.

Thousands of reviews have been deleted so far, without Amazon offering any explanations as to why those particular reviews are being taken down the website or how are they choosing which reviews are genuine and which ones are fake.

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3 thoughts on “Amazon deletes book reviews in an attempt to stop self-promotion

  1. I checked on this, and I have reviewed a lot of books, mostly self-published, mostly in the same genre as my own novel, and as near as I can tell, not one of my reviews have been deleted. So I’m wondering what the flags the reviews for deletion. I’d like to see some more information about what and who is getting deleted before jumping to the conclusion that Amazon is the bad guy.

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