The information in this post accords with my understanding of Amazon’s Review Policy, namely that readers may post a review of a book or other product they received free provided this fact is clearly noted in the review. Authors may therefore provide free copies of their books in exchange for an honest review on Amazon. However reviews of books not purchased through Amazon will not show as “verified purchases”. Kevin
Not long ago I wrote an article called something like Amazon Book Reviewing is Dead. The content was based on information garnered from other posts and from the Amazon Reviewing policy. The posts were based on some fact and some personal experiences of the authors of those posts with the process. Each experience may be different.
As a result of that post there were several comments leading me to decide to remove the post and do more research.
What did I find?
Amazon allows reviews of free products as long as you clearly note in the review that you received the product free for a review. Or if you received it as a present, note as such. It doesn’t say that last one in their policies but FULL DISCLOSURE would imply you should simply disclose how you received the item. Below you will find links to various pages on…
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