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Old 05-20-2013, 05:38 PM   #1
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Writers can review books on Amazon again

From this month's newsletter:

Q. Are authors allowed to review another author's book?

A. Yes. We very much welcome Customer Reviews from authors. However, if the author reviewing the book has a personal relationship with the author of the book they are reviewing, or was involved in the book's creation process (i.e. as a co-author, editor, illustrator, etc.), that author is not eligible to write a Customer Review for that book.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:16 PM   #2
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That makes sense: Keep out any incestuous relationship.



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Old 05-20-2013, 07:27 PM   #3
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O.K.

I do feel that disclosure is enough.
ex. "I am Sophie Hemming and I wrote "Clarion of the Mountains" and this is why "Whiskey Ghosts of K2" by my husband Ernest Hemming is great"
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:34 PM   #4
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I agree with the above statement. Disclosure is the key.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:12 PM   #5
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I occasionally do reviews for a publisher, and I am required to disclose "Yo, big money dude gave me this book for free, but I still think it stinks" or whatever. Everyone should really do the same, IMO.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:43 AM   #6
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It sounds like a fair compromise. There is a difference between helping to write a book and having bought a copy and liked it.
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