Cheryl Tardif, author and book marketing coach said...
I've spent the morning tracking down people who are quoting me and discussing this past problem I had with Amazon because it's important you have all the facts.
First, there is NO policy at Amazon for this. They fully allow authors to post their titles in their signature lines. This was a mistake on the part of some overzealous employees who thought they knew what they were doing.
This case has been resolved and I'm happy with how Amazon handled it. Amazon has apologized for this error and has reinstated all my reviews, even taking the time to manually add my signature line at the end of each review.
You can read the full story at The Write Type ~ Multi-Author Musings.
~Cheryl Kaye Tardif,
author and book marketing coach
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There's an interesting discussion over at Carolyn Howard-Johnson's blog - Sharing With Writers - about Amazon's latest kick in the gut to writers and reviewers. Here's an excerpt:
"A week ago I found that all 85 of the reviews I've written for other books had been deleted. It has been a very difficult and stressful week dealing with Amazon. They are not very accessible and I was given at least 3 different reasons why my reviews had been deleted. After numerous e-mails, this is what it's come down to:
"Their final ruling: 'Please know that our participation guidelines don't allow customers to promote their own titles in their reviews.' If you sign your review with anything other than your name, your reviews could be deleted."
To read the rest and participate in the discussion visit her BLOG.
If you agree with the discussion, or disagree, please comment and/or post on your own blog to add to the discussion.