Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Amazon's New Review Rules: Should Authors Be Worried? - Anne R. Allen

Today, Panzer's trip into the Catosphere took him to Anne R. Allen's Blog. There our big bad kitty found a post about Amazon's new review policy.

Mom. Where's your credit card?
According to the post by Anne R. Allen, Amazon's new book review rules are not as hard to understand as they previously were. The first explanation on Ms. Allen's list is "The New $50 Rule." Apparently a reviewer must have used their credit card to purchase $50 of merchandise at Amazon. It appears this rule is to stop the use of fake reviewers. Ms. Allen explains each rule in depth so authors won't accidentally cause their reviews to be deleted. Be sure and read the Comment section too.

Panzer says, "Are the rules really easier to understand if you have to read a blog post explaining them?"

Note: This is a v-e-r-y l-o-n-g post, but well worth the read. Bring two cups of tea and three muffins for today's reading selection.

To read the post, tootle over to Amazon's new rules


  1. Thanks for the shout-out, Fiona! I thought I was done with the post when I finished those 3000 words, but oh, my the comments! Haha! Almost 10,000 hits so far. People have been awfully confused about the rules, but they really haven't changed much. We can all calm down. :-)

    1. Since the changes went into effect Panzer has been reading/hearing confusing thoughts and answers about Amazon's new rules. When we saw the plain and simple explanations in your post we had to link to it.

      Hopefully, we can all just calm down now. ;)