4 of 12 people found the following review helpful
27 of 29 reviews 1st timers
, November 12, 2012
I am a person looking for help -BUT:
I am so thankful to responsible, smart people/shoppers like " Arizona Brit's & Whippet". Who noticed that, if checked, ALL 27 reviews (as of Nov. 2012) are from people whom these are there 1st reviews.
This is just bad marketing. It is NOT a coincidence that none of the reviews(except 2 & now 3 - mine) have NO previous review history. This is marketing MANIPULATION.
I am so irritated I am emailing the author so they are aware of what is occurring.
author response 11/13/12
I am indeed grateful for the email and your time but I wish you had sent me an email first without posting a negative review on Amazon without reading my book. My book is a wonderful tool and really does give you a roadmap to make positive changes in your life. I am confident you will agree.
I'm disappointed you feel the reviews are not authentic and I'm glad that you emailed me but I have no control over what people write on Amazon or how many other reviews they have posted. It does seem that many of the reviewers reference specific content from my book and it's clear they have read my book. It's a very inspiring book and offers exercises to help you through the change process. On the front cover, I also have an endorsement from the bestselling author, Marianne Williamson.
Regarding first time reviews, personally I do not think it matters whether someone writes 1, 10 or 100 reviews and I have no control over how many reviews someone writes. The key factor is that they are honest with what they write and read the book. I do not know who the person is that started the thread that my reviews are fake, but this claim is upsetting and not true. And it's interesting to note, that the three negative comments are from people who have NOT read my book. It's especially hurtful since I spent 18 months working on my book and putting together a first class product to help others. As you know, anyone is welcome to read my book and post an honest review on Amazon and give it one to five stars. I give talks all over the country about the theme Living in Your Top 1% and people are interested to read the book and some post reviews. I have no control over what people write. But it's frustrating for people to post comments on Amazon without giving me the respect to even read my book and THEN post a fair review.
My hope is that you decide to read my book and then edit/re-post a fair and honest review. I am confident my book is one of the best purchases people can make to invest in themselves. You are welcome to email me again after you read my book if you do not agree that it is a quality book and helpful. My only request is for you to read my book and offer a fair review.
Thank you again and I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
my response to author 11/13/12
Thank you for responding. It does show that you care about your busines.
You are right, you do not have control over what people write & that is why i wanted you to be aware. I do not believe you are writing these reviews but whomever is doing your marketing maybe they are.
But, I disagree with you, it doesn't matter if you have 5 or 10 or more reviews but it DOES MATTER if you have only 1. There are many businesses out there who create personas to write reviews. It is it's own business these days. It is a new form of marketing. It is all about giving the customer a false sense of security "My product is good i have 20 perfect reviews (all created by a marketing team BUT you don't know that)"
You say often about FAIR. I am being fair. And I am being honest. I am fair enough to directly email you that i posted this. I have NOT commeted about your written word nor have i tried to make it seem that i have read your book. I have only commented that i do not believe all your reviews to be accurate. Every word i've written to you is honest & fair.
The 3 people who have posted negative comments probably have not read your book because we are not convinced. Why would we be convinced to trust when the reviews seem dishonest from the beginning?
I will be happy to work with you. I will update my post with the fact that you responded quickly and show concern