• There will be an Amazon Verified Purchase badge near the review. They hope that helps assure readers that the review represents a “typical customer experience with that product.” It may, but there is no guarantee of that. On the other hand, it may make it easier for readers to identify authors with an agenda who try to undermine their competition with bad reviews. Yes, this cn happen.
•They also say “ Reviews that are not marked “Amazon Verified Purchase” are valuable as well, but we either can’t confirm that the product was purchased at Amazon or the customer did not pay a price available to most Amazon shoppers."
For more details, please see our Amazon’s guidelines at https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201929730.
So, you see, as an author who reviews, it is highly unlikely that you will review that many products or books within a short period of time. As an author who wants to get as many reviews as possible, it his highly unlikely that the readers you ask to review your book will have exceeded that maximum either!
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson is the author of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She is also a marketing consultant, editor, and author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers including the award-winning second editions of The Frugal Book Promoter and The Frugal Editor. Her latest is in the series is How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically. Learn more on her Amazon profile page, http://bit.ly/CarolynsAmznProfile. Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers is one of her booklets--perfect for inexpensive gift giving--and The Great First Impression Book Proposal, another booklet, helps writers who want to be traditionally published. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including one she encourages authors to read because it will help them convince retailers to host their workshops, presentations, and signings. It is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. In addition to this blog, she helps writers extend the exposure of their favorite reviews at TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com. She also blogs at all things editing--grammar, formatting and more--at The Frugal, Smart,and Tuned-In Editor (http://TheFrugalEditor.blogspot.com)