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Amazon operates apparent data mining, to prevent that friends help each other with positive book reviews. One author and blogger have information about this procedure now denied.

Amazon has the e-book review of a writer and blogger in the United States rejected because they have private contacts with the author. The reported blogger Santiago and has the process by numerous screenshots. Where does the Internet company has this information is a trade secret.

You have the e-book, whose title and author is not named, bought, wrote a book review and attempts to publish on Amazon, writes Santiago. Because they “very loves” the series by his own admission, it would be a positive meeting. She received from Amazon a notice that their review was not published “because they know the author personally.”

Santiago told the Amazon employees, that it is common that authors encounter online. Your connections to other authors were limited to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, tsu and Goodreads. “My reviews are one hundred percent open mind,” said Santiago. “I would like to know who gave you the information that I would know the author.”

Amazon Review presenter replied that the business model of online merchant “protected” is, therefore, no information would be issued to where the information originates. More information cannot be edited and further inquiries would “perhaps not answered”.

Amazon monitored authors of book reviews

Apparently operates Amazon intensive data mining, to prevent fake book reviews. Already in December 2013. had thousands of books reviews deleted. In a statement to some of the affected authors says, “We do not allow book reviews from people or companies with a financial interest in the title or in a competing product this includes the authors…”

The author ME Franco complained in his blog that reviews of his books that had written his sister and his best friend, had been removed. The author Michelle Gagnon were three positive reviews from Amazon deleted. They wonder how the Internet business group was able to know that they know one of the authors, a longtime fan.

Amazon dominates one third of the turnover of the US book market and use book reviews on the sale. Some mystery writers like RJ Ellory, Stephen Leather and John Locke have admitted to having promoted fake book reviews targeted.