aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Amazon shenanigans

A London-based publicist is apparently offering (for a steep price) to help people get a higher star rating on Amazon: "Nathan Barker, of Reputation 24/7, offers a service starting at £5,000. He said: ‘First we set up accounts. For a romance novel we’d pick seven female profiles and three males. ‘We’d say we like this book but add a tiny bit of criticism and compare it to another book.’ Mr Barker claims this is common practice among publishers."

Read more here.

Haven't the people who buy this service heard about authors who have anonymously reviewed book by friends - and even by themselves?

And there's all those people who give books one-star because they think the Kindle price is too high.

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