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Reviews for Indie Romance Reads

As Rachel said, show some love for Kat. ūüôā

Rachel Chanticleer

KH ReviewsKaleidoscope Heart Book Reviews: Supporting indies, one review at a time.

My buddy and fellow romance fan Kat created and runs KH Reviews, a fantastic indie-centric review blog to which I occasionally contribute. Kat is an avid reader and all around cool chick and you can tell she really puts her heart into maintaining this awesome romance blog.

Reviews are so important for authors and even more so for the average indie author, making grassroots sites like KH a haven not only for writers, but also for readers looking for something fresh. Several new blog contributors recently joined us and it’s so great to see all the reviews posted throughout the week. Self publishing is more popular than ever, but having dedicated indie review sites like Kaleidoscope Heart Book Reviews makes it easy to find those gems to add to your To-Read Shelves.

Give Kat some love, eh? ūüėČ

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Strolling through the internet

Amazon… A virtual marketplace, or Big Brother?

Doesn’t Amazon realize that in the indie world, authors will rub elbows? I don’t know every single author I talk to, but now I might be barred from writing a review on a book I’ve bought? Shame on you, Amazon.

imy santiago

A couple of weeks ago I read the third installment of a series I really loved. I will refrain from sharing the name of the novel and its author.

Like any reader, as soon as I finished reading, I wrote my review. When I tried posting it on Amazon (I did buy the eBook, just like any normal and decent human being would), I received a rather concerning email.

I will not share the screenshot of the email as it does contain the title of the book and name of the author. In its place I have copied the body of the email below.

Dear Amazon Customer,

Thanks for submitting a customer review on Amazon. Your review could not be posted to the website in its current form. While we appreciate your time and comments, reviews must adhere to the following guidelines:
http://www.amazon.com/review-guidelines

Here I was, thinking I had included an…

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