Amazon Denies My Reviews #DenialofService #VerifiedPurchase

cPBR2Aa8BH-6I submitted my review to Amazon for A Room Full of Elephants by Anthony Camber and got this:

“Sorry, we are unable to accept your review of this product. Amazon does not permit reviews from customers whose relationship to the product or seller may be perceived as biased or who have previously submitted a review on the product that did not comply with our Customer Reviews Guidelines.”

I have NO relationship with this author, I never heard of him until I picked the book up on a whim, the review meets ALL the guidelines, and Oh BTW I PAID FOR THIS BOOK ON AMAZON, full freight, no discounts.

27310_320220168095881_1393135220_nThis isn’t the first time this has happened. I’ve been reviewing books for a very long time, but apparently some asshole has flagged me as having “relationships” with all and sundry, yet at the same time Amazon *constantly* hounds me to review books I’ve purchased.

My solution (and not my first choice, lemme tell ya) was to open an account in Goodreads under Beach Bum Books and post it there.

If you’d like to read the REVIEW, you can find it on this BLOG or on GOODREADS.

Authors, I feel your pain. If you ever wonder why you aren’t getting any reviews for your titles, it may not be for lack of interest, but rather AMAZON’S DRACONIAN AND ILLOGICAL POLICIES that prohibit readers who have made LEGITIMATE PURCHASES from reviewing your work.

Am I pissed? Oh, you betcha.

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About Nya Rawlyns

Nya Rawlyns doesn’t write typical romance. She writes emotion as a contact sport, rough and often raw. It need not be pleasant, heart-warming or forever after. What she seeks is what lies beneath—a dance of extremes, the intersect of need and desire, and the compromises we make when pain and pleasure become indistinguishable. ***** She has lived in the country and on a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay, earned more than 1000 miles in competitive trail and endurance racing, taught Political Science to unwilling freshmen, and found an avocation in materials science. ***** When she isn’t tending to her garden or the horses, the cats, or three pervert parakeets, she can be found day dreaming and listening to the voices in her head.
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2 Responses to Amazon Denies My Reviews #DenialofService #VerifiedPurchase

  1. Lyn Ehley says:

    Do you think it is the genre?

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    • Nya Rawlyns says:

      Well, some folks think the MM genre is being targeted. I don’t have any data to support that claim one way or another. I think it’s probably just the Zon’s inconsistency and making up rules on the fly. For a company touting “customer satisfaction” they certainly aren’t satisfying *this* customer. I can take my hard earned dollars elsewhere. And I plan to do just that.

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