What’s Worse Than Sock Puppet Book Reviews?

September 3, 2012

The ongoing scandal of phony book reviews on Amazon now has a name, Sock Puppets. Perfect! (more…)

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Worse Than Paying for Online Reviews

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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