This post will be of interest to Amazon authors, but also to anyone who reviews books on that platform.
Hi, SEers! Happy Wednesday.
I wrote a post on my own blog recently about Amazon and reviews. If you’d like to read it, you can find it here. That post was the inspiration for this one.
There are nine categories on the Amazon Community Guidelines page that dictate the rules for reviewing books (or anything else, I suppose). Some are just common sense. Others pose some problems.
For example, one of the categories is Eligibility. You must have spent $50 on Amazon before you are allowed to review a product.
- What about people who don’t have an account or have just opened one? (And before you laugh at the absurdity of that statement, you should know I know people who have family members buy things for them on Amazon because they don’t want to enter credit card information online.)
- What about teenagers who read the YA books their…
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