Amazon… A virtual marketplace, or Big Brother?

imy santiago

A couple of weeks ago I read the third installment of a series I really loved. I will refrain from sharing the name of the novel and its author.

Like any reader, as soon as I finished reading, I wrote my review. When I tried posting it on Amazon (I did buy the eBook, just like any normal and decent human being would), I received a rather concerning email.

I will not share the screenshot of the email as it does contain the title of the book and name of the author. In its place I have copied the body of the email below.

Dear Amazon Customer,

Thanks for submitting a customer review on Amazon. Your review could not be posted to the website in its current form. While we appreciate your time and comments, reviews must adhere to the following guidelines:
http://www.amazon.com/review-guidelines

Here I was, thinking I had included an…

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2 responses to “Amazon… A virtual marketplace, or Big Brother?

  1. oh my…that is just absurd and crazy!! And to be honest I am not fully surprised, Amazon tends to be extreme in certain areas. But I honestly didn’t figure they would go this far. I have had issues with Amazon for quite some time, I really dislike how cavalier they are especially in the way they treat publishing houses and such. This definitely make me not want to post my reviews there any more. Thanks for sharing!!

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    • Yep, tbh has been awhile since I re posted my reviews there, as it is a pain just doing so. Also have had a couple of reviews down voted in such a way as to make it seem malicious, like a sudden rush of down votes in one day on a positive review. Just makes it seem like a petty thing against the author of the book I reviewed.

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