The Politics of Privacy: Amazon’s New Reviews – The Prose Blog

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THE POLITICS OF PRIVACY: AMAZON’S NEW REVIEWS

Amazon’s new review policy has the entire indie author population up in arms, and rightfully so. What does this mean for the future of independent publishing?

The Prose Blog has taken up the issue up and contacted author Brenda Perlin and myself about it.

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The Politics of Privacy: Amazon’s New Reviews – The Prose Blog

Move over, Big Brother.

Amazon, the world’s leading independent publishing marketplace, has its eyes on everyone with cross-hairs pointed directly at indie authors. That is the overarching message we have gleaned from a topic of intense debate and discussion in the literary world today.

In June, Amazon announced that its policies for book review (among others) would undergo a complete overhaul. The purpose of instituting these changes was, allegedly, to give more credence to “helpful” reviews in the hopes…

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