But you asked me to review my own book!

A week or so after I published my new novel, San Francisco Summer ’69, on Amazon I decided to buy a copy and, magically, it flew through the air to my Kindle.  A few days later an email from Amazon appeared in my inbox and it asked me to review my book. I was shocked!  I can review my own book?  I jumped at the chance and wrote a rave review. “Loved Julia!  Loved Austen Even More!”  was the headline.

Then about a week later I received another email from Amazon letting me know they had removed my review.  Whoever wrote the email was very polite and noted that the Author’s Page was a better place for promotional copy.

My first thought:  Amazon, you asked me to write that review!

My second thought:  Apparently the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing up there in Seattle.

I have since learned more about the infamous self-published mystery writer, John Locke, who finally ‘fessed up to paying for 300 positive reviews to launch his writing career.  Hey, it turned him into a Self-Published Millionaire.  But when Amazon learned this, they began a gigantic purge of book reviews across their database.  My review “Loved Julia!  Loved Austen Even More!” was merely another purge victim.

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Here is where to find this sexy, steamy romance novel on Kindle: http://amazon.com/dp/B00B3KDB7U   Write a review of it!

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One Comment on “But you asked me to review my own book!”

  1. barelybest says:

    Can’t blame you for trying! Kind of amusing they took it down after they asked your for it haha..


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