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ishtar'sgate
11-17-2008, 03:16 AM
Has this happened to anyone else? I clicked onto my book and all my reviews are gone. How can I get them back, or can I?:cry:

alleycat
11-17-2008, 03:25 AM
It could be a temporary glitch, or someone could have a mean streak and clicked the "report post" option on all of the reviews.

They might automatically came back in a day or two; if not, then if I were you I'd contact Amazon.

citymouse
11-17-2008, 05:13 AM
Take a deep breath. They'll be back. It happened to me too. Unfortunately they put the not hot reviews back too!
C

bsolah
11-17-2008, 06:50 AM
Amazon is evil anyway. They disabled the buy buttons on every book published by a POD company (such as Lulu.com) except their own.

I don't think I'll buy there anymore unless I have to.

ishtar'sgate
11-17-2008, 08:54 AM
Thanks guys. I'll wait a week or so and see if they come back.

Disa
11-17-2008, 03:09 PM
I noticed that a magazine I wrote for is no longer listed at Amazon, therefore the review that went with it is gone as well. This might be a different situation all together...

citymouse
11-17-2008, 04:06 PM
Umm, I just checked mass market books as well as a few I know to be POD. One is Senator Dick Lugar's Letters To The President which is out through Author House. The "One Click" button is no longer there but the Add To My Shopping Cart button still works soooo I conclude POD books are still on offer.
C


Amazon is evil anyway. They disabled the buy buttons on every book published by a POD company (such as Lulu.com) except their own.

I don't think I'll buy there anymore unless I have to.

willietheshakes
11-17-2008, 05:20 PM
There's one or two that I WISH would disappear.

bsolah
11-18-2008, 02:11 AM
Umm, I just checked mass market books as well as a few I know to be POD. One is Senator Dick Lugar's Letters To The President which is out through Author House. The "One Click" button is no longer there but the Add To My Shopping Cart button still works soooo I conclude POD books are still on offer.
C

Citymouse, I think the main company attacked by this has been Lulu.com and perhaps some others - maybe Senator Dick's book is an exception.

citymouse
11-18-2008, 04:57 AM
As I said Lugar's book is through Author House. I did find this book printed by LuLu. It came out in March 2008.

http://www.amazon.com/ALKALI-ATOMIC-SPECTRA-Andrea-Recalde/dp/1435710975/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1226969705&sr=1-7

Perhaps the ban on Lulu is new?
C


Citymouse, I think the main company attacked
by this has been Lulu.com and perhaps some others - maybe Senator Dick's book is an exception.

bsolah
11-18-2008, 05:08 AM
This book is out of print, published July 08 so it must be only for newer books.

http://www.amazon.com/Speculative-Realms-Where-Theres-Will/dp/1409219437/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1226970233&sr=8-1

ishtar'sgate
11-21-2008, 09:50 AM
They're back! Whew.

citymouse
11-21-2008, 04:06 PM
Told Ya! :)
C


They're back! Whew.

ishtar'sgate
11-22-2008, 03:23 AM
Told Ya! :)
C
Proving once again that the citymouse is wiser than the country mouse.:D

Fenika
11-22-2008, 03:31 AM
Amazon is evil anyway. They disabled the buy buttons on every book published by a POD company (such as Lulu.com) except their own.

I don't think I'll buy there anymore unless I have to.

Um, it is their site. Should they link to Barnes and Noble as well? Target.com?

bsolah
11-24-2008, 03:52 AM
This isn't about linking to another retail store, it's about linking to another publisher. Would it be fine if Amazon brought out their own publisher, and so stopped selling books from all the other publishers?

ishtar'sgate
11-24-2008, 03:55 AM
This isn't about linking to another retail store, it's about linking to another publisher. Would it be fine if Amazon brought out their own publisher, and so stopped selling books from all the other publishers?
Don't say that too loudly. They might hear you!

Fenika
11-24-2008, 03:56 AM
This isn't about linking to another retail store, it's about linking to another publisher. Would it be fine if Amazon brought out their own publisher, and so stopped selling books from all the other publishers?

Um, yes.
They represent what they want to on their site.

bsolah
11-24-2008, 04:00 AM
Well considering they have a monopoly on online bookshops, it's pretty rotten to kill off the competition by only selling their products. It's terrible for the consumer because they don't get the range they used to.

So technically they can 'do what they want' but that doesn't mean it's not rotten.