Worse Than Paying for Online Reviews

September 3, 2012

We’ve seen a lot of righteous indignation following David Streitfeld’s recent New York Times article on the occasional practice of paying for positive book reviews on Amazon. I read the story and moved on without giving it much thought: I assumed that everyone knew that the review system on Amazon was rigged. (more…)

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What Have We Learned About Amazon Book Reviews?

April 16, 2012

Following is a ‘reader’s digest’ summation of some of the scholarly research published in the last five years that analyses out how Amazon’s book review system functions. (more…)

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