The Increasing Challenge of Reviews on Amazon

As an editor, and owner of this review site, This is where I choose to review my favourite reading books, and promoting the books I’ve edited.
As I edit for two publishing houses, I’ve always “held off” on reviewing books I’ve edited on Amazon. They know I’ve not bought a copy via their site.
My reviews and promos here get flicked to my facebook page and to my Twitter account, thus giving three-for-one exposure to my followers.

But “my authors” do need reviews at their sales sites – Amazon being the most popular global sales outlet. It annoys me … {no, I’m a kiwi, so – “it pisses me off”} to learn of their reviews being controlled, vetted, dumped, rejected at Amazon.

Who do they think they are?
Oh yeah, they have their own puiblishing “arm” in the barrel, so to speak.

For one interesting read of one author’s experiences,
follow this link to a post at
THE BOOKSELLER blog
by Heloise WOOD