Saturday, April 19, 2014
P is for Put Off
What I really wanted to write up there was p*ssed off (lol).
Anyway, let's get to the gravy on the mashed potatoes. Most of you probably already know that I do reviews for The Review Board. In addition to putting up the reviews on TRB, I put them up on Goodreads, Amazon, and Amazon.co.uk. Also, people who have reviewed my work have put their thoughts up on Goodreads, Amazon, and the like.
I started noticing that reviews have been disappearing from Amazon. Reviews that had gotten the seal of approval many months ago and went up without a problem before. First, they were from two of my poetry works. I alerted the reviewer that their thoughts had disappeared.
Then, it started happening on books I had read and reviewed. Not just read and reviewed, but reviewed favorably (like 4 and 5 stars with no spoilers). And if they had spoilers, I would indicate it--then it wouldn't be that big of a spoiler. Two books I picked up on right away because I had just done a review on her third book.
When I contacted Amazon to figure out why the 4 and 5 star reviews for the two books had been removed, I got a generic email that covered none of the situations whatsoever. The author wants me to put them back up, but I'm concerned as to why this is not only happening to me but to other people as well. Wouldn't Amazon crack down on the crappy reviews instead of the good ones--if they wanted to regulate so much?
It just doesn't make that much sense to me.
I know this the part where you guys are thinking: "Is that it for this blog post?"
Actually, it is. I just wanted to vent for a moment and put that gif up there...lol.