How you can spot or post
I’m amazed any legitimate Amazon users still bother to read or post reviews. The reason is everyone knows the vast majority of reviews are FAKE. All you have to do is cruise on over Fiverr to see how reviews are STILL SOLD all over Fiverr and that is the source of most reviews on Amazon, nobodies with lots of fake Amazon accounts that SELL REVIEWS to publishers and authors with weak titles that never sell.
All you need to be a ‘reviewer’ on Amazon is a fake email at a major company such as Gmail or Hotmail or whatever.
Then you send that fake email account a 1.00 Amazon gift card. You need to use a fake credit card that is legal such as an Amazon Credit Card you can buy at most grocery stores or one of those fake Visa or Mastercards they sell as well, the banks call them PREPAID CARDS I call them FAKE.
So a 20 buck fake card can get you 20 1.00 gifts to 20 fake Gmail or Hotmail accounts.
Then you use that great NSA invention called TOR to hide your real IP Address and you buy anything eBook on Amazon for .99 cents.
Just read in the CLOUD don’t waste your time reading on a real device and when you log into Amazon to READ by clicking page after page (some people can speed read) Amazon thinks you read any book you want to read.
Once you have downloaded one real book for that .99 cents you are now able to review anything on Amazon, that’s their ‘security’ to make sure ‘reviewers’ are ‘real’. So that’s how you become a REAL REVIEWER.
Now go to some classics you may have read in school and like or dislike what you have read in the past.
Now you can go to Fiverr and offer REAL REVIEWS for a lousy 5 bucks and SELL REVIEWS if you want and those are in my opinion 90% of reviews on Amazon PAID FAKE POSITIVE REVIEWS.
We have a ton of books on Amazon as a publisher and they all get minor reviews, less than 1% of books read by borrows or buys on Amazon get real reviews.
We don’t need fake reviews, reviews are reviews and on Amazon you will find around 1% of real people that read your work will review it.
Now that 1% that loves to think they’re fucking relevant in our world where they are IRRELEVANT PEOPLE (Don’t you like PERSON OF INTEREST) will often be an asshole that just doesn’t like your genre of work, so why the fuck did they bother to download it and Amazon has a liberal RETURN POLICY so almost any crappy book can be instantly refunded.
Now some authors have stalkers usually other authors who are jealous of an authors success. You hit #1 for any genre and you will see the other authors with fake Amazon accounts start to hammer your work, they’re simply jealous.
So the authors are hammering another author in their genre and they do it in FAKE Amazon accounts and usually they don’t even bother to purchase the book they are reviewing.
So no verified purchase and it’s almost always another author.
Reviews don’t sell eBooks in my opinion, a cover that pops when it shows on a 20 eBook ASERP (Amazon Search Engine Response Page). If your title and keywords and categories are done right you get a lot of impressions each day of your cover art and if it doesn’t POP when displayed in that tiny postage stamp size image in ASERP’s, it won’t get clicks or read.
Then a great witty compelling ‘blurb’ with mention of any major review sites will get people to try it for FREE if the book is in Select or KU (Kindle Unlimited) which from my data research of Zon is now 66% of an eBooks downloads enrolled in KU are now KU free downloads so KENP is how you monetize 66% of your royalties on Zon now if you follow the leader Zon and OBEY them and put new titles exclusively into Zon’s KU program.
So when you see a new book with say 100K KENP pages in a month and 150 purchases for a royalty of say 300 bucks on Sales (If you sell at only $2.99 a title) you see that sales to KENP for any new title is now often 50% sales and 50% KENP royalties.
Now let’s say your book is 400 pages and the average KU user reads 3/4 of it, some read none and others read all 400. So, 100K divided by average pages read (75% of a books KENPC) you have 333 books read in KU and 150 books sold so 2/3 or 66% is the KU to Sales ratio that I THINK a new select titles usually gets. It’s not a perfect ratio, only Zon has the exact numbers but if you have titles in Zon’s Select you can try to figure out your ratios and I think your own Sales to KENP and KENPC will be similar to ours, only our catalog now has dozens of Select titles.
A book can sell hundreds of titles and have NO REVIEWS, yet over and over I see books that do not sell on Amazon as their crap Kindle Rank for that title PROVES and yet the book has 100’s of glowing reviews.
Books do not compel people to write a review, publishers and authors that think they ‘need’ scam reviews for dead titles that no one is interested in, are investing a lot of money on Fiverr buys of FAKE ASS REVIEWS.
If you write controversial titles in NF (Non Fiction) expect morons that can’t read something that upsets their close minded views of this reality to hammer you, a few will praise you IF you deliver an out of the box well researched work that opens minds to new possibilities which to me NF is all about.
Now we have lots of NF titles and authors and when I see some jerkoff hammering a title with comments that PROVE that person never even read the book, and most of the hammerers never even purchased the book, I know it’s another author who is jealous or in the case of a really controversial book that shatters the games being played by TPTB (The Powers That Be), I know the author did their job, they got a jealous author or a DISINFO AGENT to hammer their work.
In controversial NF I would view negative reviews as a positive, the author did their job and got weak NF authors pissed their work is now #1 and or the book is creating a ripple in our illusion that TPTB need to contain so the hammers come out.
Now fiction, most negative hammers are jealous authors if the book has a nice sales rank, if the books is badly formatted and edited by a newbie wanna be Indie Self Published author, then maybe it deserves a hammer but these are usually authors with lots of wordsmith knowledge and no great writing skills as to entertaining an audience.
So that’s how you create fake accounts on Zon with review privileges and that’s how you can tell most 1 star ratings are other jealous authors or in NF DISINFO AGENTS.