I didn’t know this was “a thing” until it happened to me.
It seems Amazon removes reviews for whatever reason, without warning, and without a mechanism for redress.
I applaud their efforts to remove scam reviews, paid-for reviews, and troll reviews. However, I didn’t have any of those.
Indie authors rely on amazon reviews and personal recommendations. I would think that Amazon would treat us better.
Has this happened to you? What did you find out about it?
2 thoughts on “Disappearing Reviews”
Yes. Frequently. They remove reviews if their algorithms find that you know someone. They are pretty brutal with it. That’s why I am moving away from Amazon as much as possible and publishing with Ingram Sparks and Pronoun. I find those venues much more professional and I believe in selling books, not pages. I don’t cheat but I do know some of my readers, and they should be allowed to comment on my work. I hope to go wide with all my books by the first of the year.
I know Spark well, but not Pronoun. I will investigate.
But, of course, how do we avoid the behemoth that is Amazon?