Reblogged from: Debbie’s Spurts
Before it happened, I would never have believed favorite author Kim Harrison would campaign to hide an unwanted negative review on Amazon. So saddened.
Don’t believe this usually great with readers, highly successful, big five published author is now doing so? Check her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KimHarrisonsHollows/posts/10154480162099940 .
Tez Miller Oz has more on his booklikes posts (which brought this to my attention).
Seriously, everyone, if you don’t think negative reviews and lower star ratings should be allowed — why aren’t you campaigning to just do away with the five star rating systems on Amazon and other sites? Every review written just automatically gets a 5-star or one big smiley emoticon, a trophy, a blue ribbon or something? So that site policies and review guidelines cannot permit any review that isn’t clearly promotional?
(That’s snarky; I know why not campaigning to do away with current rating system and policies — it’s because so many actual customers/readers would stop paying attention to or writing the things. But, get real, if the one star reviews can be buried, hidden or removed — is it really a 5-star scale running 1-5 or would it then be only a four star scale?)