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Disappearing Amazon Reviews

laurenwaters

Not my precious, precious reviews!

I’ve lost three reviews since last week. One day I checked my Amazon page and saw that Infinite Sacrifice went from thirty-two reviews to thirty-one reviews.

Huh?

This has never happened before and so, I go to where I always go for self-publishing news and advice: the Kindle Boards Forum.

And sure enough, there was already a post up about disappearing Amazon reviews. The person who posted claimed to have lost four reviews and other authors continued the thread reporting their losses and ideas why this would happen.

The theories:

1) Paid review
2) Reviews made from the same IP address as one with financial interest in the book
3) You gave a reviewer a gift card to purchase your ebook for review (considered as compensation). Even if the reviewer didn’t receive their ebook in this way from you, they might have received one from…

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1 thought on “Disappearing Amazon Reviews”

  1. I got a five star review once that was just a blank space. I clicked on the reviewer’s name and they’d “reviewed” a whole bunch of books this way, all in the same day. Obviously it was some kind of auto-spam thing, but I never figured out why they did it since it didn’t lead to anything that could benefit the “reviewer” LOL

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