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.
The British author announced Tuesday on his blog that the book tour for his upcoming novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which is set to be released in Summer 2013, will be his last.
He wrote: “I think the OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE tour will be the last actual signing tour I ever do. They’re exhausting, on a level that’s hard to believe. I love meeting people, but the sixth hour of signing, for people who have been standing in a line for seven hours, is no fun for anybody. (The last proper US signing I did, it lasted over 7 hours and I signed for over 1000 people. I’d suspect a lot of the signings on this tour will be like that, or bigger.)”