Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Reviews on Amazon Missing

I like to write book reviews. With the lack of quality control on self-published books, reviews are important to the readers. Good or bad, reviews are also important to authors.

An author friend brought to my attention that a few of her reviews disappeared. When she brought it up to Amazon, they said the reviewer must have removed it. I was one of the reviewers with the mysterious, disappearing review and I did not remove it. Where is it?

No clue. Amazon asked me to provide the URL to the review, but I don't have that information. So, nothing got done.

I'm writing this to alert you in case this is a problem across the board. If you are published, are your reviews all still there? If you write reviews, see any missing?

4 comments:

Tanya Reimer said...

How I understood it, Amazon removed reviews by fellow Amazon authors.

Ashley Nixon said...

I feel like I have heard more than enough complaints regarding any kind of amazon security or customer service. They're kinda sketchy. :/

Damyanti said...

They have removed reviews randomly. Especially if the reviews are by people who are Amazon authors themselves.

Erin Kane Spock said...

Thanks for the feedback. I'm not an Amazon author, so I have no idea why they'd remove my reviews. It must be because they were horribly, unspeakably obscene -- because that's how I roll. Or not.

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