If you’re an author on Amazon, your days of posting book reviews may have come to an end.
Amazon’s new book review policy classifies Amazon authors as competitors, and competitors cannot review each others “products.” At Jacket Copy, Carolyn Kellogg asks, “Why is Amazon deleting writers’ reviews of other authors’ books?”
“That is hardly a rarity; most authors know other people who write books. They’re all in the same relatively small business. This may be a problem if Amazon assumes that authors are rivals of one another; if they are all ‘directly competing,’ no writer will be eligible to write reviews of anothers’ works.”