Reviews, do yours get removed from Amazon?

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Being most of my book sales occur in person instead of online, I have found it next to impossible to have posted reviews accepted by Amazon. Instead, the reviews are posted by my readers and then within a day or two Amazon takes them down. This has happened on numerous occasions since publishing with Create Space.
All and all I have been happy with Amazon as a customer. They run a great retail outfit that delivers good products. Their shipping is first rate. It is as an author that I have had less than stellar results regarding this issue of denying reviews. This has become a point of friction that Amazon is unwilling to acknowledge any flexibility.
In order to sidestep this issue, the last Amazon Representative suggested I publish to Kindle and do book give aways which result in “verified purchasers” and thus the reviews will remain posted. I see nothing wrong with this avenue except: what motivation does the reader have to post a review?
Any suggestions as to navigating this conundrum would be appreciated. In the mean time I have sponsored a free book give away for Oct 21 and 22.   All of my books are at this link:


Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books®



5 thoughts on “Reviews, do yours get removed from Amazon?

  1. Alexis Rose October 21, 2017 / 10:56 am

    Myself and many authors I know have had reviews removed if Amazon decides that they have a personal relationship. Even if you fight it they will not reinstate the reviews. Its very frustrating!


  2. Brenda October 21, 2017 / 9:52 am

    I wish that I could help you, but I’m still in the process of putting together my first book of poems. I was wondering if you use Create Space for your book covers, or if you use a different service?

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