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Damon Beres

Amazon Has A New Trick Up Its Sleeve To Sell You Products | Damon Beres | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology

Amazon's turning to artificial intelligence to make more sense of human reviews.

Mom Dresses Cat In Crochet Bra Top To Prove One Size Does Not Fit All

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.09.2015 | Style

Everyone knows one size does not fit all, and a Houston mom used her family's pet cat to prove it. An Amazon user with the handle "sb043 'Christy'...

Tempted to Read Your Own Book Reviews? Resist!

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.30.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

At the end of the day, writers can't worry about what readers think, want or buy. We have one job, and one job only: to follow our passions and put words on the page, creating books that we, ourselves, feel proud to have written.

Women With Ph.Ds Review Amazon's 'Sexy Ph.D' Costume

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women

Halloween is over, but this "sexy Ph.D costume" will keep your fear alive. The "Delicious Women's Ph.D Darling Sexy Costume," available on Amazon, ...

Amazon Review For A Coat Rack Is About Anything But A Coat Rack

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.24.2014 | Divorce

If you've ever tried to get over a rough breakup, you know that half the struggle is letting go of all the bitterness. You must release your anger tow...

11 Obnoxiously Funny Amazon Reviews Of Famous Artworks

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.30.2014 | Arts

The Amazon marketplace can be a terrifying place, filled, at times, with trolls who love nothing more than the feeling of accomplishment they experien...

16 Hilarious Negative Amazon Reviews For Classic Books

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.15.2014 | Books

Anne Rice and a handful of other popular contemporary authors recently signed a petition against Amazon comments that are "gratuitously destructive to...

The 1-Star Amazon Reviews Of Thomas Piketty's Book Are Pretty Funny

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business

Thomas Piketty seems to have stirred up a new Red Scare. His new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, is being hailed as the most important b...

4 Sex Machines You Can Buy On Amazon

Cracked | Posted 03.27.2014 | Weird News

Maybe you didn't know it, but offers sex machines. More importantly, Amazon offers customer reviews for each one of those sex machines, bec...

Can Book Reviews Hurt Book Sales?

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.05.2014 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

Have you ever gotten a string of bad reviews for a book and wondered if suddenly the world had turned a cold shoulder to your writing career? A few ...

How to Get More Reviews on

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.15.2014 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

These days, we hear a lot about book discovery. As more and more books hit the market, readers are deluged with choices and authors are struggling to ...

Another Reason Why George Takei Is Awesome

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.21.2013 | Technology

We've known for a while just what an online superstar actor and activist George Takei is. At once hilarious and thought-provoking, there's so much to ...

Sell More on Understanding Keywords, Categories, and Amazon's Algorithm's

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.15.2014 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

Most of us know Amazon as one of the biggest online stores where you can get everything from the latest tech gadget to your favorite book. But what ma...

One Star Revenge: When Reviews Become Malicious

Janice Harper | Posted 07.09.2013 | Books
Janice Harper

How did a book on conservation in Madagascar that was published over a decade ago become another casualty of the sensationalized Jodi Arias trial?

The Eggstractor Cannot Possibly Work

Posted 04.03.2013 | Taste

If you've made deviled eggs anytime in the recent past, you know that every egg is different.

The Life Out Loud: Under Siege

MeiMei Fox | Posted 09.16.2013 | Books
MeiMei Fox

Ping Fu and I believe that irrational, angry, and personal attacks are not constructive. We stand on positive ground, with the support of people who know us and of reporters, reviewers, and bloggers who have actually read the book.

Can This Save Your Marriage?

Posted 02.01.2013 | Comedy

A silly kitchen tool designed to slice bananas has become the latest product to be lampooned by fake Amazon reviews. The results are hilarious--and to...

Amazon Users Are Hating On This Toy

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 02.01.2013 | Technology

On the Internet, sometimes you can't avoid political bickering. Even while shopping for a children's toy online. The latest instance: a protest Ama...

How to Fix Amazon's Review System

Warren Adler | Posted 03.30.2013 | Books
Warren Adler

For Amazon, the system began with good intentions as a marketing device for books, but unintended consequences have made it both an unreliable and suspect platform. Worse, it has tempted the unscrupulous.

Amazon Deleted My Reviews

Joe Konrath | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Joe Konrath

Let us all applaud Democracy In Action. You complained. Amazon listened to you. And now you've lost thousands of honest reviews.

'Not As Useful As Trap Her, Keep Her: Amazon Binders Reviewed For Women-Holding Effectiveness

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 10.18.2012 | Small Business

Ever since Mitt Romney told America he's solicited "binders full of women" during a search of cabinet members as Governor of Massachusetts, the Intern...

"Like My Book, Or I'll Slice Your Legs Off": Finally, A Foolproof Formula for Creating a Huge Internet Following

Linda Howard Urbach | Posted 11.12.2012 | Comedy
Linda Howard Urbach

How do you get readers to really "like" your book on Amazon? What happens if they hate your book and hate you, too? Well, now I've got the answer.

What's in a Name?

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 11.07.2012 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

When I starting telling people I was going to have a book published, one of the most frequent questions I received was: "What name are you going to publish under?" The funny thing is, it had never even occurred to me to publish under any other name but my own.

What's in a Review, Anyway?

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 10.29.2012 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

It seems like there's a lot of ink being spilled recently about book reviews, so let me spill a little more.

Dumbest Book Reviews Ever?

Posted 06.28.2012 | Books

Anton Ego, the curmudgeonly food reviewer in Ratatouille, notably says, "In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a p...