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November 25, 2015 at 3:27 pm

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The Amazon Review Policy Elephant in the Room

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An absolute must-read. I worry about this as a book reviewer; I reviewed books long before I sold AN ELFY ON THE LOOSE, and my reviews cannot be bought by anyone — not friends, not family, not *anyone*.

That said, Amazon is worried about people who cannot give unbiased opinions, and they’ve taken to purging reviews.

Like Jo Robinson, I’m not going to take down any reviews I’ve already written. That would be pointless.

But this new review policy has caused me to review far less frequently than before. at Amazon..and for good reason.

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The whole Amazon review policy debacle that started a while ago is not going to go away, so we should probably make firm decisions as to the way forward as far as how we are each personally going to review books in the future. There’s a great post covering the whole subject very thoroughly on Anne R. Allen’s site right now – definitely a must read for anyone not a hundred percent sure about what is going on with this issue. I’ve posted on this briefly over at Lit World Interviews a while ago but it’s worth revisiting on a personal level. Anyone with published books on Amazon needs to take this seriously.
Firstly, we must accept that Amazon can, and does, remove books for sale on their site if they feel that the author has violated their terms of service. Many of us have over the years reviewed books…

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November 25, 2015 at 8:01 am

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Guest Author Sally Cronin

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Sally Cronin is a wonderful person with a generous spirit — and she’s also a highly entertaining author with a new book out. Check out this interview she did at Darlene Foster’s blog, and get to know more about her — and her new book, TALES FROM THE GARDEN!

Darlene Foster's Blog

It is my pleasure to welcome Sally Cronin as my special guest. Sally has a daily blog covering a variety of subjects close to her heart including writing, health and music, which is apply called Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life. Sally is a generous person who shares blog posts and promotes other writers. Please check out her site and say Hello. Her Christmas grotto has some wonderful gift ideas.

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Without further ado, here is the lovely and talented Sally Cronin!

Thank you Darlene for offering me the opportunity to talk about my new book and also some background on my life and those that have influenced me.

1. You have had a very interesting life Sally. Can you tell my readers a bit about yourself.

My father was in the Royal Navy and we travelled with him whenever it was possible to do so. This…

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November 25, 2015 at 7:25 am

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