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Nathan Leon Rob...

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Misleading Reviews against my Book
Posted: Oct 10, 2017 4:00 PM
 
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Hi,

I've received two 1 star reviews against my book. Only 1 of them is a "Verified Purchase," and for the one that is a "Verified Purchase" only became a "Verified Purchase" after I called the reviewer out for making baseless claims against my book.

If I truly deserved only a 1 star review, then I accept it as such. However, neither of these 1 star reviews go into any detail to justify why my book received a 1 star review. These reviews misrepresent the content of my book and are slanderous, as well as, distract potential purchasers of my book with unnecessary noise.

I have reported both of these reviews through the buttons on the page my book is listed to purchase, though I have yet to receive a response from Amazon.

How long before I hear something back from Amazon regarding these slanderous reviews?

Here is the link to my book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074YVX2ZY?ref=cm_flw_time

Thank you in advance for your time and attention!

Gratefully,
Nathan Roberts
Ned Kelly

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Re: Misleading Reviews against my Book
Posted: Oct 10, 2017 4:30 PM   in response to: Nathan Leon Rob... in response to: Nathan Leon Rob...
 
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Nathan, you need to roll with the punches - an author ,in my opinion, should not respond to crtitical reviews in the manner you are. Leave them be - they come with the territory. I note all other reviews are very favorable - in fact I wouldn't push it too far as it makes the good reviews look somewhat suspicious. Additionlly, the bad review just might have some validity. So take the bad with the good, because you get one critical review isn't the end of the world - and if the "Look Inside" is anything to go on you realy could use some assistance with formatting and writing technique.

Cheers

Ned
robert d dorazi

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Re: Misleading Reviews against my Book
Posted: Oct 10, 2017 4:34 PM   in response to: Nathan Leon Rob... in response to: Nathan Leon Rob...
 
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Hi Nathan

Is it kind of a joke? And really, if you want people to take you seriously, don't stick a #1 Amazon kindle stamp on the cover of your book while it is in the basement of the ranking.
And yes we all know that the Earth is flat, doesn't move, that it was created 6000 years ago, that the stars are pinned to the sky with invisible nurse pins. Silly Copernic, Galileo, Kepler, Newton and Einstein. Silly Armstrong and Aldrin too... the could have told us. Ah but how silly am I, of course they never landed on the moon :)
Sorry if I am being a little sarcastic, but you asked for it very loudly....

Robert

tanzzee

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Re: Misleading Reviews against my Book
Posted: Oct 10, 2017 5:20 PM   in response to: Nathan Leon Rob... in response to: Nathan Leon Rob...
 
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I see you've enrolled your book in Kindle Unlimited. When people read books through their Kindle Unlimited account, any review they leave isn't marked as a verified purchase. Crazy? Yes, after all these people are paying for their KU membership so it's not as if they're reading books for free.

Regarding the earth being flat, how do you explain the trip my husband and I took a few years ago? We left LAX (Los Angeles) and flew east to London to visit family. Subsequently, we left London and continued flying east (via a couple of stops) to Perth, Australia where my husband's brother lives. From Perth, we continued flying east to Sydney, Honolulu and eventually back to Los Angeles. Throughout, we traveled in an easterly direction, circling the earth. Following your theory, at some point, we definitely should have just fallen off the edge :)
Nathan Leon Rob...

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Re: Misleading Reviews against my Book
Posted: Oct 10, 2017 5:30 PM   in response to: tanzzee in response to: tanzzee
 
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I did NOT know that when a Kindle Unlimited account left a review it didn't give it a "Verified Purchase." That truly is odd. I would have thought that it would give them some type of credit for being a paying customer. Thank you for the information!

As for "Flat Earth," the curvature to the earth that should exist on a globe shaped earth, does not exist. In fact, zero curvature exists. Things that "fall off" into the horizon simply fall out of perspective as the top and bottom of the ones perspective converge at eye-"level." Water always seeks to find "level," so it can't be sticking to a ball shaped earth. The reason smoke rises, flies can fly, and birds can fly has nothing to due with "selective gravity," rather has everything to do with "density." That's it. I was just at LAX having a conversation with some folks. https://youtu.be/TJCxCJoBAG4
Nathan Leon Rob...

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Re: Misleading Reviews against my Book
Posted: Oct 10, 2017 5:31 PM   in response to: Ned Kelly in response to: Ned Kelly
 
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Thank you for your feedback!
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Re: Misleading Reviews against my Book
Posted: Oct 10, 2017 6:02 PM   in response to: Nathan Leon Rob... in response to: Nathan Leon Rob...
 
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It's hard to believe that flat earth crackpots are still around. As for Nathan's book, apart from being garbage, the good reviews mentioned are all from similar crackpot backgrounds and all of them probably Nathan's buddies rounded up and asked for a favor....look at the dates they were posted.

Naughty Nathan, you've been cheating....typical of a flat earther who'd concoct anything to support an outmoded and disproved medieval theory. I suppose you hunt down and burn witches in your sparetime?

Or throw virgins in volcanoes (if you can find them...)

Tink
Nathan Leon Rob...

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Re: Misleading Reviews against my Book
Posted: Oct 10, 2017 6:50 PM   in response to: Tinkerbell in response to: Tinkerbell
 
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I believe I understood everything you stated, and while completely unhelpful, the time you took to "attempt" to encourage from your own skewed thinking is much appreciated. Though, one clarifier please. When you stated that it may be difficult to find "them," were you referring to the "virgins" or the "volcanoes?"
Sharon Bull

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Re: Misleading Reviews against my Book
Posted: Oct 10, 2017 9:27 PM   in response to: Tinkerbell in response to: Tinkerbell
 
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Now I remember why I stopped visiting the Boards. Some people can be so nasty.
booknookbiz

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Re: Misleading Reviews against my Book
Posted: Oct 10, 2017 9:29 PM   in response to: Nathan Leon Rob... in response to: Nathan Leon Rob...
 
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Nathan Leon Roberts wrote:
I did NOT know that when a Kindle Unlimited account left a review it didn't give it a "Verified Purchase." That truly is odd. I would have thought that it would give them some type of credit for being a paying customer. Thank you for the information!

As for "Flat Earth," the curvature to the earth that should exist on a globe shaped earth, does not exist. In fact, zero curvature exists. Things that "fall off" into the horizon simply fall out of perspective as the top and bottom of the ones perspective converge at eye-"level." Water always seeks to find "level," so it can't be sticking to a ball shaped earth. The reason smoke rises, flies can fly, and birds can fly has nothing to due with "selective gravity," rather has everything to do with "density." That's it. I was just at LAX having a conversation with some folks. https://youtu.be/TJCxCJoBAG4

Well, now I know two things about you. You neither travel nor have ever been aloft in a high-alititude aircraft, because if you'd done either--particularly the latter--you would know damned well that the curvature most certainly does exist. You can see it at a mere 41,000 feet.

Sit on a pier, and see how far away you can see. You want to know how far that horizon is? 7 miles. Why can't you see further than that, Nathan? What, some optical illusion? Some magic barrier, erected on the flat earth? Noooooooooooooooooo. It's, wait for it, the curvature of the earth.

Unfreakingbelievable. I can understand, more or less, why some folks wish to argue about evolution versus creationism. At least it's their religious beliefs, and they're trying to reconcile two difficult-to-reconcile areas, one science, one a belief. But bloody FLAT EARTHING?

I honestly didn't know that anyone alive in a developed, first-world country anytime in the last few centuries could still believe this drivel. Nathan, go up in a real plane, a jet. USE YOUR OWN EYEBALLS. You don't need explanations, you don't need a book, all you need are your eyeballs. You obviously must believe that all the photos and videos taken from space are faked, so...go up, YOURSELF, and use your own eyes.

Sheesh.

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Jamal

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Re: Misleading Reviews against my Book
Posted: Oct 10, 2017 10:44 PM   in response to: Nathan Leon Rob... in response to: Nathan Leon Rob...
 
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I think it was Galileo who observed at long distance while in a tower, sailing ships approaching port and noted that the top of the mast appeared first and grew longer as the vessel came closer until the whole ship could be seen. This was correctly attributed to the earth's curvature - try drawing a diagram - if it wasn't true, how else are you to be explaining it?
art

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Re: Misleading Reviews against my Book
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 12:54 AM   in response to: Nathan Leon Rob... in response to: Nathan Leon Rob...
 
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I can't see anything wrong with the reviews in the sense that they are reacting very negatively to your ideas as many of the respondents on here are too. I also, agree that you should remove the no1 kindle from the cover as well. Personally, I agree that we're not living on a spinning ball
robert d dorazi

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Re: Misleading Reviews against my Book
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 1:56 AM   in response to: Sharon Bull in response to: Sharon Bull
 
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Hi Sharon
There are many ways to be nasty, but being tough with someone complaining he received 2 1 star reviews for a book like this, is not one one of them. If you take the time to simply scroll down on the free extract, you will read that the first time the OP became familiar with the "non spinning flat earth" theory is when he heard a sheik from Saudi Arabia who post his videos on youtube or FB. They are ridiculous videos, but after all, ridiculous videos are not a problem by themselves. What becomes scary is when these videos propagate dangerous ideas, some of which should scare you because as a woman (I guess you are a woman given your name) you should despise this Sheikh. He considers you an inferior species, think that music is the Devil, that Armstrong never landed on the moon, that the Earth is flat, doesn't rotate around the sun etc... This is what I call being nasty.

Robert
Mrs Julia Evans

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Re: Misleading Reviews against my Book
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 2:55 AM   in response to: Nathan Leon Rob... in response to: Nathan Leon Rob...
 
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Nathan,

I find it utterly bizarre that you can write a Marmite book (love it or hate it - but no middle ground, in case you're not familiar with the term), and then complain that you get one star reviews.

Quite frankly, I'm shocked that you don't have more than two 1* reviews.

How can someone who is clearly in the minority, but obviously feels he should have the freedom to express his beliefs, deny others the right to their opinions?

Why do you then feel it appropriate to accuse anyone who disagrees with you of being slanderous? They're not being slanderous. They're just expressing a different opinion. Isn't that the whole reason you wrote your book?

And if you seriously think that Amazon will remove them, you're away with the fairies on your flat planet! Why should they remove reviews just because they offer a different perspective. At least the reviewers actually read your book.

Unless your next book is going to be a bland self-help book on how to boil water, I suggest you grow a thicker skin and learn how to take criticism. You're going to give yourself an ulcer if you don't.

Also, going behind your reviews and leaving comments on them just makes you appear like a weird stalker. Leave people to express their opinions and move on.

Just my thoughts. J
Nathan Leon Rob...

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Re: Misleading Reviews against my Book
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 4:23 AM   in response to: Sharon Bull in response to: Sharon Bull
 
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Agreed, they sure can be.
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