I’m intrigued by the Amazon scandal surrounding Russian historian, Orlando Figes, who was rubbishing colleagues’ books through Amazon reviews — then denying it, then hiring a libel lawyer and prompting an expensive legal spat. All of us authors get dreadful reviews, many written for motives unconnected with the quality of the book. I read my Amazon reviews, then move on. Whether five star or one star, they rarely effect sales.
So don’t be shy, buy a copy and rubbish it. I won’t sue.
How I rumbled the lying professor: The story behind the discredited don who rubbished rivals on Amazon…then left his own wife to take the blame Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1268660/How-I-rumbled-lying-professor-The-story-discredited-don-rubbished-rivals-Amazon–left-wife-blame.html#ixzz0m6eMAwlz