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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2012 8:21:16 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012 4:46:39 AM PDT
"Now I just feel like I'm not at the right site."

You know, I think you have a point. Amazon's customer review format has been distinctive and instantly recognizable vs other websites' review formats. Now the format is pedestrian, as though Amazon is trying to conform with other websites.

Of course, the truth is, they're trying to make customer reviews easier to read on Kindle devices. That way they can get more people to buy Kindles, and those who have them will read more customer reviews on them and make additional purchases. It's always about money. I don't hold that against Amazon, that's just the way it is.

Caveat: I do not own a Kindle device of any type. I have the Kindle app on my Galaxy Tab, and I use it. I have nothing against Kindle; it just wasn't my choice.

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2012 3:27:23 AM PDT
David August says:
Justin,

I have before been on-and-on with Amazon's tech support about the sad failure to discriminate various formats of the same product (in my case, hardcover vs. paperback books). Though apologetic about the difficulty, they showed no inclination change. I recommend reading carefully the line that says "This review is from..." and giving extra weight to it if the review is a Verified Purchase or the reviewer mentions directly that they have purchased and do own that format.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012 6:20:14 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 10, 2012 6:39:25 PM PDT
T. Fisher says:
Amazon, if the issue is "faster review display on product pages", could you adjust your censorship panel (that's what they called things like this during WWII, so I'll stick with it) to have faster turnaround times, or make adjustments to your filters that decide what reviews have to be cleared prior to posting?

I can understand your review prior to posting in cases where potentially offensive language is used. For example, I've used the word "Nazi" several times, always when mentioning facts about real Nazis from Germany in the 1930-1945 period for some legitimate historical reason related directly to the product -- be it book, music or film. It makes sense to hold something like that aside, I suppose, for someone to check.

But it just seems intrusive and overbearing to pull aside reviews, to name a couple of recent examples, of a chamber music album or a set of Tchaikovsky music that don't contain any offensive terminology, just so someone can exercise some kind of strange need for control. Your algorithms for pulling reviews for review are too sensitive.

Thanks.

Posted on May 11, 2012 11:14:50 AM PDT
H. P. says:
David August,
Amazon doesn't verify format/edition for the AVP badge. I have a review of a book I bought on Kindle erroneously posted as a review of a hardcover that is labeled as AVP.

In reply to an earlier post on May 12, 2012 8:22:18 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 12, 2012 8:39:47 AM PDT
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Colin Spence says:
Maybe, you're just getting set in your ways - no bad thing.

In reply to an earlier post on May 12, 2012 8:45:44 AM PDT
Hi, You might want to consider spiffing up your description of the book. I took a look at the extract of the Kindle version and was turned off by the heavy text, with no overview with a table of contents.

Check out What Reviewers Want: An Author's Guide and the comments -- some very good ideas there for writers, especially of ebooks.

Also, there is a Discussion Group for authors that you might want to consider visiting; link on request.

Regards, Robert

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 6:10:29 AM PDT
John Cook says:
is it possible for you to send me a Discussion Group link

Posted on May 15, 2012 7:44:18 AM PDT
Three links are particularly helpful, I think, to authors; I'm not one myself, but I do enjoy helping authors -- as a wannabe if for no other reason:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_sn_pub?nodeId=14061711

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=help_search_1-1?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200306480&qid=1337092599&sr=1-1

The Discussion Group:

http://www.amazon.com/forum/meet%20our%20authors/ref=cm_cd_topf_t?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx2UYC1FC06SU8S

Regards, Robert

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 9:32:05 AM PDT
Molly Burg says:
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In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 2:25:37 PM PDT
I think Amazon tries to get authors to post about their books here:

http://www.amazon.com/forum/meet%20our%20authors/ref=cm_cd_topf_t?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx2UYC1FC06SU8S

Good luck to you.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 5:40:34 PM PDT
"HI I hope this is the right place to post this."

In a 5-page Announcement-turned-discussion titled, "Faster review display on product pages"? I think not.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 5:45:05 PM PDT
Ciaran says:
Are you positive? Maybe the author thinks that posting on this thread will get reviews to show up faster on her book?
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In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 5:48:08 PM PDT
Molly Burg says:
thank you! mb

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 9:31:12 AM PDT
Boy, are you lucky. That was the nicest flogging I've ever read.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 8:50:52 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 11:57:29 AM PDT
Dog Lover says:
Call Amazon and tell them you wish to return the books if they are that bad. I don't recommend this as a general reaction but you'd be surprised how much Amazon will work with you on this kind of thing. That being said, the product descriptions and reviews (and all the publicity!) should have prepared you. That is why I haven't even considered buying those books.

DL

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 3:27:54 PM PDT
"Just posted a bad review on the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy books, read a third of the first book and found that it is a blatant pornographic excuse of literature."

Odd. I don't see any reviews listed for you, William Osuna.

Did you just post it? Do you maintain a separate reviewing account? Was it posted somewhere other than Amazon? Was this all a bad dream?

It's a shame, really. I happen to love blatant pornographic excuses of literature. But I'm too cheap to buy the book. I hoped I might get a cheap thrill just reading through your exposé.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 7:41:43 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2012 2:31:42 PM PDT
How would that help people find your own 5-star self-review any faster, Wally?

http://www.amazon.com/review/R23ZZWAQS35XS0

Posted on Jun 8, 2012 5:44:36 PM PDT
Mania™ says:
Good work.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 7:17:28 PM PDT
Why is this worthless thread re-stickied? Technical glitch, no doubt.

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