Graham King

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Amazon cuts negative reviews


A very interesting article about Amazon censoring a negative review. I have had exactly the same experience. I left a negative but, I thought, well written review which explained why I didn’t enjoy the book. Amazon never posted it. When I wrote to them they claimed it was pulled because I revealed too much about the book (I didn’t).

All this to say don’t buy a book based on it’s reviews on Amazon – they may only represent one side of the story.

Amazon: Good web services, unethical editors.

Update: It seems this practice is nothing new. See articles in the New-York Times, and online here and here