Friday, July 22, 2016

How Amazon's team of old-school book reviewers influences what we read - The State

Panzer's trip into the Catosphere today took him to The State site. There our intrepid information hunting kitty reporter found a post by Angel Gonzalez about Amazon.

Who knew? They're actual humans.
According to the post Amazon has an editorial team of book reviewers. Don't confuse these book reviewers with the customer reviewers of purchased books. They are totally different. The Amazon editorial review team consists of Amazon employees. The team mostly focuses their reading an reviewing on traditionally published books. Each team member does 10 book reviews per month. The team is responsible for the Amazon Book Review and the monthly and annual best reads lists. There appears to be some disagreement over whether being picked by the editorial team is responsible for helping a book's sales or not. There is a lot more information about the editorial review team and how it works contained in the post.

Panzer says, "Did you know Amazon had an editorial book review team? And that they're humans? I sure didn't."

Note: This is a h-u-g-e post. Bring a thermos of tea and a dozen muffins for today's reading selection.

To read the post, tootle over to Amazon

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