UBER-REVIEWER DIES: Donna, prior to beginning my topic for tonight, I do have a piece of news that will be of interest to almost all authors and to many, many reviewers and readers. Iconic uber-reviewer and good friend of mine, Harriet Klausner, has died at age 63. Harriet was Amazon’s #1 reviewer with an incredible … More Romance News, October 26, 2015–Uber-Reviewer Dies. How to Use Metadata.
This week the online publication The Memo has reported that phony authors have been employing Amazon reviewers to help them cheat their way into the bestseller charts. These fakers worked by contacting third party QUOTE reviewers UNQUOTE who give misleading five-star ratings and remarks after obtaining low-quality ebooks from Amazon in order to obtain “verified purchase” status, which … More Hummingbird Place Romance News, October 19. 2015