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claude whitacre

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Adding a link to your Kindle book in a review?
Posted: Feb 3, 2017 8:46 AM
 
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Hello;

Does anyone know the guidelines to including a link to your Kindle book, when reviewing another book? This wouldn't be in the text of the review, but at the end as part of a signature, for example; "Thank you, Claude Whitacre author of (my book link)"

And if that's not allowed, is is allowed to simply mention your book in your signature...without a link? Like above, except it would just be "The author of (name of book)" without a live link?

I'm asking if there are rules against this. I would never do anything to jeopardize my account.

Edited by: claude whitacre on Feb 3, 2017 8:46 AM
Ralph E Vaughan

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Posted: Feb 3, 2017 1:02 PM   in response to: claude whitacre in response to: claude whitacre
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claude whitacre wrote:
Hello;

Does anyone know the guidelines to including a link to your Kindle book, when reviewing another book? This wouldn't be in the text of the review, but at the end as part of a signature, for example; "Thank you, Claude Whitacre author of (my book link)"

And if that's not allowed, is is allowed to simply mention your book in your signature...without a link? Like above, except it would just be "The author of (name of book)" without a live link?

I'm asking if there are rules against this. I would never do anything to jeopardize my account.

Edited by: claude whitacre on Feb 3, 2017 8:46 AM

Reviews are supposed to advise other readers about the book in question, not be platforms for self-serving ads. Personally, I think it's incredibly rude to flog your book on the back of someone else's, but that may just be me. Have a nice day.

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Posted: Feb 3, 2017 4:34 PM   in response to: claude whitacre in response to: claude whitacre
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Couldn't agree more with Ralph. A lot of people use their pen name on their reviews and everything else they do online. That way if someone likes (or dislikes) your review, they'll find you. But don't flog your books or that you're also an author when doing reviews. That shows poor taste.
claude whitacre

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Re: Adding a link to your Kindle book in a review?
Posted: Feb 4, 2017 7:41 AM   in response to: brassones in response to: brassones
 
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I appreciate the opinion. My question was if it was against Amazon rules.
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Posted: Feb 4, 2017 8:01 AM   in response to: claude whitacre in response to: claude whitacre
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Given that Amazon seems to have (or at least enforce) very few rules for reviews, my guess is that it's not specifically against a rule.

However, not only is it in bad taste, as already noted, but it could backfire. If those who feel compelled to punish those they call Authors Behaving Badly noticed, they might follow the link to your book and one-star it just to "teach a lesson."
Cynthia E. Hurst

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Posted: Feb 4, 2017 8:32 AM   in response to: claude whitacre in response to: claude whitacre
 
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There are plenty of places where you can promote your work. A review of someone else's book isn't one of them.
claude whitacre

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Posted: Feb 4, 2017 10:33 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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Now, that was a helpful answer. Problem solved, and thanks for making me aware.
claude whitacre

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Posted: Feb 4, 2017 10:36 AM   in response to: claude whitacre in response to: claude whitacre
 
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Thanks to everyone for their opinion. It really helped.
grandmaster

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Posted: Feb 5, 2017 7:07 AM   in response to: claude whitacre in response to: claude whitacre
 
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claude whitacre wrote:
I appreciate the opinion. My question was if it was against Amazon rules.

Yes, it is. You can read the rules by searching for review guidelines on the help pages (link on the main forum page). It's amazing what you can learn just by reading.

And the opinion is valid. The reviews aren't meant for others to spam their own work. It's rude and I'd say unethical.
Trinity Jones

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Posted: Feb 5, 2017 11:57 AM   in response to: Cynthia E. Hurst in response to: Cynthia E. Hurst
 
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Can you let me know some of the plenty of places to promote my Ebook? I just recently published and I have no idea where to begin,
Jackie Weger

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Posted: Feb 5, 2017 12:30 PM   in response to: Trinity Jones in response to: Trinity Jones
 
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Google "ebook promoters' and take your pick.
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