Listener Request: Navigating the Amazon Book Review Minefield

by | May 9, 2024 | Podcast for Authors

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This is another listener request and we’re talking about trigger words that could potentially result in a hard-earned Amazon book review being pulled from your retail page. Or many reviews!

We chat about the fine line between what reviewers should say to maintain authenticity for your Amazon book reviews, and what words they should tactfully avoid to ensure their reviews don’t get flagged, or worse, their accounts blacklisted.

And what’s your role as an author? You must lead this charge! It’s your responsibility to stay on top of industry standards so your readers feel confident supporting your brand.

We’ll share tips on effectively communicating with your readers and potential reviewers, and fostering genuine engagement while steering clear of any violations of Amazon book review terms of service.

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