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Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

Posted By Dan Eldridge On November 3, 2012 @ 10:05 am In Amazon,Morning Roundup,news roundup | 1 Comment

[1]Why is Amazon deleting writers’ reviews  of other authors’ books? [2] (Los Angeles Times)

Why the Random Penguin merger could be good for indie authors [3] (Melville House, via The Guardian [4])

10 Kick-Ass Secret Passage Bookshelves [5]
(Book Riot)

Kindle Daily Deal: [6] On Thin Ice by Anne Stuart {and} 8 “Anastasia Krupnik” series books by Lois Lowry

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#1 Comment By Frank Lowney On November 3, 2012 @ 6:39 pm

Regarding Amazon’s deletion of author-on-author reviews, I suppose that they are trying to neutralize back scratching and back stabbing so as to protect their customers from skewed opinion. However, this is very wrong on at least two counts. Authors aren’t necessarily dishonest and customers aren’t necessarily gullible. Might it not be better to simply label the reviewer as a writer than to indict him or her? Better yet, have that label link to a writer/reviewer’s Amazon profile if they have one.


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[2] Why is Amazon deleting writers’ reviews  of other authors’ books?: http://www.latimes.com/features/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-why-is-amazon-deleting-writers-reviews-of-other-authors-books-20121102,0,7028228.story

[3] Why the Random Penguin merger could be good for indie authors: http://mhpbooks.com/why-the-random-penguin-merger-could-be-good-for-indie-publishers/

[4] The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2012/nov/01/penguin-random-house-merger-indies

[5] 10 Kick-Ass Secret Passage Bookshelves: http://bookriot.com/2012/11/02/10-kick-ass-secret-passage-bookshelves/

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