Several authors have had complaints from readers recently that they have tried to leave reviews on amazon and not been allowed to do so.
The belief is that amazon is changing its review policy and if amazon can see (by authors/readers connecting their social media accounts such as facebook and twitter to their amazon account) that you are somehow connected, they will view the reviews as biased and will delete them.
Of course this seems like a crazy policy: readers like to connect to authors on social media and authors like to connect to them. Readers like to leave book reviews and authors LOVE that. Reviews help other people find our books. (Thank you readers).
And yet, many authors seem to have resolved their readers’ review issues by disconnecting their social media accounts from their amazon accounts.
I wrote to amazon to get clarity on their policy.
Here is their reply in full: