aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Amazon shenanigans

A new study finds that top Amazon reviewers may avoid writing negative reviews because they are more likely to be found unhelpful. That's probably not a huge surprise.

And now that Amazon is a publisher, they are carrying that quid pro quo even further. An article in the New York Observer says, "Amazon is looking to revolutionize the process of getting author blurbs: provide a review for a book on an Amazon imprint and Amazon will give the reviewer — and his or her book — extra promotion as a thank you."

Read more here.

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