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_ »

Great Rules i agree with these rules thanks for informing

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Post by shahinshaikh260 »

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 »

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 »

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.
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Post by maroa_elisha »

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 »

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

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Post by kads31 »

Well communicated

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Post by merailey »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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Post by Helen_Combe »

Is it possible for the strict anti spam rules to be lifted off the forum and made available with the other guidelines (or made more visible if it is) please? I dutifully read guidelines when I joined, but on accessing the forums, I went straight to ‘Introduce yourself’, not realising that Off-Topic/ Public Suggestion box should have been my first port of call.
Apologies if it is elsewhere and I just missed it, but this site is pretty overwhelming for new starters who are finding their way.

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Post by Kitten69 »

I love the fact that I have easy access to the rule and you also put in reminders, which is extremely helpful to those of have not yet begun to work in this world. I read through the items that you posted in here and was reminded to watch what I am doing and avoiding trouble any kind. There are certain points that stick in your head, but when you run across something that you do not have knowledge of, then we have plenty of resources and that makes things easier to become more efficient and beneficial to you and the company. i thought that you were and concise in this posting and we certainly got the message.

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Post by Maemuna »

appreciated.

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Post by Olive Branch Reader »

Thank you. I've read every word--clear and concise. Therefore, I intend to keep my integrity as a new member.

Many more good things and success in all the work that you do!

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