on Build Book Buzz:
Authors are asking for and receiving advice from other authors about how to get reader reviews on Amazon.
Much of the advice is excellent. Some of the most helpful information comes from the “Here’s how I did it” stories that many are willing to share.
There’s a downside to this authors-talking-to-authors back-and-forth, though. Some of the advice is wrong.
That’s understandable, because it seems like the “facts” do change regularly. Still, repeating information without verifying it first sometimes adds to the confusion. (“I heard in another group . . .” isn’t enough.)
The “rules” are easy to verify. What’s harder to confirm is what could be considered the unwritten rules surrounding Amazon reader reviews.