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Fake Book Reviews

Five Stars for Five Dollars: Buying Reviews, Reviewed

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 11.30.2013 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

Eight hours later, I checked my ebook's page on Amazon and there it was: A glowing, five-star review! Four paragraphs in length, even. And it appeared the reviewer had actually read my ebook.

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.

Bestselling Author Caught Faking His Own Amazon Reviews

Posted 09.04.2012 | Books

Bestselling, award-winning crime author R.J. Ellory has been caught faking Amazon reviews for both his own books and the books of his competitors. ...

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.

Are Book and Hotel Reviews for Sale?

Paul LaRosa | Posted 10.24.2011 | Books
Paul LaRosa

With the publishing of this NY Times story, the whole review process has been thrown into doubt. What's real and what's not?