VBT – Writers on the Move has a new feature to its marketing campaign – Viewpoint.
Today begins this new feature and Carolyn Howard-Johnson is launching the new segment at her site: www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com
The title of Carolyn’s article is:
Amazon, Reviews, Free Speech and More. C'mon, Let's Rant!
So, what’s going on? Well, Amazon has decided to restrict the use of promotion on their site. Authors have always posted reviews of other authors' books on Amazon. They always included a link to their Amazon book page as part of their usual signature. Amazon, in a questionable decision, has disallowed this practice. When signing your review, you can only put your name – nothing else.
Does Amazon have a right to do this? Is this a fair practice?
Go over to Sharing with Writers and read the original article by John Kremer and then Carolyn’s response. Let us know what you think about this!