“Amazon has deleted verified reviews from my book page! What can I do?”

“Amazon has deleted verified reviews from my book page! What can I do?”

Q –

Hi Angela,

Amazon has deleted some verified reviews from my book page, and isn’t allowing some (but not all) of the verified purchasers to leave reviews. Is this common, and can anything be done about it?

Mitch


A – 

Hi Mitchell,

If these review were submitting by friends or family members, believe it or not, Amazon has a way of knowing that. For example, if I had a gift shipped to my aunt last year, and if she then posted a review of one of my books, Amazon would know we had a personal connection.

Amazon owns many companies. If you are “friends” with someone online, or have some other connection to that person in a database that Amazon owns, they can see that, too.

As ridiculous and Orwellian as it sounds, f Amazon does figure out a connection between the author and a reviewer, they can (and probably will) reject the review.

See:
IS AMAZON REJECTING BOOK REVIEWS FROM YOUR READERS? We Found a Work-Around!

and

“Why won’t Amazon let my relatives post (fake!) reviews about my new book?”


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