Strict Anti-Spam Rules: Important for authors and publishers

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Re: Strict Anti-Spam Rules: Important for authors and publis

Post by antarpuneet_ » 02 Jun 2017, 00:26

Great Rules i agree with these rules thanks for informing

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Post by shahinshaikh260 » 29 Jun 2017, 18:15

I am so happy that even authors have to follow strict rules. So the chances of spams are next to impossible. Also, strict anti-spam policy ensures a clean reading, reviewing and sharing environment.

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Post by ejourney2 » 18 Jul 2017, 14:00

How do we ask customer reviewers to post their reviews on Amazon? I'm a bit flummoxed about how to navigate this site. I understand the general rule (and principle) that an author does nothing whatsoever to promote her books on the site except through the advertising packages, but I find no way to request customer reviewers to post reviews on Amazon other than to leave a reply on the review forum for a book.

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Post by gali » 18 Jul 2017, 14:23

ejourney2 wrote:How do we ask customer reviewers to post their reviews on Amazon? I'm a bit flummoxed about how to navigate this site. I understand the general rule (and principle) that an author does nothing whatsoever to promote her books on the site except through the advertising packages, but I find no way to request customer reviewers to post reviews on Amazon other than to leave a reply on the review forum for a book.
You should privately contact Scott via the author dashboard or the Contact Link about that.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by maroa_elisha » 19 Jul 2017, 04:14

Thanks for this guidelines. Indeed its the best to control spam malicious attempt for non-readers to keep away authors from promoting their products. I really love it. Kudoos!

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Post by AncaPaic » 25 Jul 2017, 03:43

No problem for me ..keep up the good work :)

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Post by kads31 » 07 Aug 2017, 07:31

Well communicated

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Post by merailey » 23 Oct 2017, 15:53

New here but definitely agree with keeping spam away and not allowing beginning post be of the nature to obtain self gratification for their books.

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Post by Elmygd » 02 Nov 2017, 09:51

Hello, my name is Godwin,am a new member , Read through all the rules and it's very clear to me.

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Post by malikmaliik » 17 Nov 2017, 18:31

Well said, Scott, I think with all the above features we are well able to prevent and control spammers and trolls. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post by Helen_Combe » Yesterday, 05:01

Do so wish I’d read this before making my introductory posts :doh:

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