Are Your Amazon Reviews Being Deleted? Here’s Some Reasons Why (and what to do about it).

Have you noticed that some or <gulp> most of your reviews are being deleted by Amazon, lately? Yeah, it's a big club. Some history. First, a bit of history about Amazon reviews, so you can understand why Amazon are doing what they're doing. Amazon have always had a "review policy" that determined what was an

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Reviews IV: Alternatives to Reviews

This post is part of a series: Reviews I: Why I Don’t Do Book Reviews Reviews II: Professional Reviews Reviews III: Reader Reviews Reviews IV: Alternatives to Reviews _______ In a previous series I wrote, only about this time last year, A Toolkit And Compass For Romanceland, in Part 4 of that series, I suggested

Reviews III: Reader Reviews

This post is part of a series: Reviews I: Why I Don’t Do Book Reviews Reviews II: Professional Reviews Reviews III: Reader Reviews Reviews IV: Alternatives to Reviews _______ In the world of reviewing, "reader reviews" are a relatively new phenomenon...depending on how you look at it. Every time Shakespeare's plays were performed at the

Reviews II: Professional Reviews

This post is part of a series: Reviews I: Why I Don’t Do Book Reviews Reviews II: Professional Reviews Reviews III: Reader Reviews Reviews IV: Alternatives to Reviews _______ Last post, I painted a somewhat idyllic picture of professional reviewers as they used to be -- graduates of MFA programs usually from Ivy-league institutions, who

Reviews I: Why I Don’t Do Fiction Reviews

This post is part of a series: Reviews I: Why I Don’t Do Book Reviews Reviews II: Professional Reviews Reviews III: Reader Reviews Reviews IV: Alternatives to Reviews _______ Way back when publishing was stodgy and old-fashioned -- and there's room for argument that it's still wearing bell bottoms in this era of skinny jeans

Friday’s Mash

Goodies I've found from chatting and cruising this week: Sites Kindle Spice - Only the Hottest Books for Your Kindle.  Pretty self explanatory.  They have some ads, but it seems to be exactly what it says.  And their logo, a play on the Kindle logo, is cute. Time Management Ninja - Clean, well laid out,

Giveaway Hop Winner

The winner of the copy of Bannockburn Binding - drawn by random number generator -- was Ashley.  Congratulations!  She received a PDF copy of the book. Thank you to everyone who entered.  It was fun chatting with some of you. There's still a chance to win more goodies and prizes as the birthday party celebrations

Working Notes – What’s Up Round Up: In The Mail, Too.

As I'm quietly and steadily working my way through Blood Stone, and the weekend started out with an empty email in-tray, and nothing moving on Facebook or anywhere else, I thought this was going to be one of those bulletins where I would have nothing to report, except for progress. But Sunday, which is usually

Recommended MMF Books. (I was mad. Mad, I tell you…)

I've made a habit of directing a lot of people over to the Goodreads recommendation lists over the years, and it's always mildly annoyed me that the lists are subjective and voter driven, and I'm not on them.  [What? I'm not allowed to have an ego? :) ]  I wasn't annoyed enough to go vote

A Toolkit And Compass for Romanceland – Part V

A Toolkit And Compass for Romanceland Because All The Roads Are Being Re-Built (Maybe) Contributing To Word-of-Mouth This is Part 5  (and the last) of a series: Part 1: Romanceland Meltdown Part 2: Finding Books - Part 1 Part 3: Finding Books - Part 2 Part 4: Assessing Books Part 5: Contributing To Word-of-Mouth (Series