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Old 12-30-2009, 10:31 AM   #1
nollagkind
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How reliable are amazon's ebook reviews

Hi,
I, like many others here, am a new kindle owner.

I have been looking at the kindle store and some of the books are getting fantastic reviews. I searched to see if this is matched any where else but could not find any supporting reviews. This only seems to be happening with free or low price ebooks. The reviews for mainstream stuff seem to be genuine.

I know, that in the past, authors/publishers have orchestrated campaigns to have books up there are best sellers or up there with 5 star reviews.

On one or two of the books I have looked at the author has posted one 5 star, albeit declaring themselves as the author.

So for books like Midnight in Madrid or Regression are the reviews representative of a wider reading public or could it be just family and friends helping out.
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