Amazon deletes book reviews in an attempt to stop self-promotion

After a couple recent scandals about writers buying reviews or writing them under various pseudonyms, Amazon has been purging their website of suspicious reviews.

Thousands of reviews have been deleted so far, without Amazon offering any explanations as to why those particular reviews are being taken down the website or how are they choosing which reviews are genuine and which ones are fake.


Fifty Shades Freed is 2012’s bestselling book on Amazon

E.L. James’ erotic trilogy dominated bestseller lists from around the world, breaking one record after another, so there’s no surprise that the last installment of the series was 2012’s bestselling book on Amazon.

In fact, all three books and the omnibus edition made it into top 10 bestselling titles on Amazon. Coming in at number four was Sylvia Day’s Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel. The top was completed by titles from authors such as John Grisham, William Landay, and Jennifer Probst.

[via Reuters]