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Subject: Re: Anyone checked out Amazon.com reviews lately?


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Date Posted: 00:19:33 03/03/02 Sun
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In reply to: Why does everyone hate Bebe so much? 's message, "BOSTON HERALD names Bebe's book as one of TOP 3 BOOKS WE COULD HAVE DONE WITHOUT" on 17:09:33 03/02/02 Sat

OK, I know I’m opening an old wound here, but has anyone checked out the Amazon.com’s “reviews” of Rebel Heart lately? The book has like a 4 ½ star customer rating, and I’m convinced most, if not all, are written by Der Buell. It’s funny, it’s so obvious—the writing’s the same, and most are like a press release for the book. Very sad and pathetic, because like it matters.That ain't going to ever sell your book, babe!

And, of course, also: negative reviews get taken down. There were some very funny, very TRUE reviews of the book up there, but as has always happened SOMEONE complains and they get pulled. They go up, they get taken down. Der Buell wields her influence (though Amazon must be so sick of her and know she’s pulled a paranoid fast one on them)!

A writer friend of mine suggested I write about this experience, saying how Amazon has behaved with their “customers reviews”, and submit it to Publishers Weekly (who often publishes things like this, it’s like a “My Turn” page). I’m not up to the task, but I remember so many great, articulate writers on this board. Perhaps one of you will go for it!

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Re: Anyone checked out Amazon.com reviews lately?Jayme
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Re: Anyone checked out Amazon.com reviews lately?the Buellshit continues...
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21:40:31 03/11/02 Mon
Re: Anyone checked out Amazon.com reviews lately?they took down my review double-quick!
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22:03:16 03/12/02 Tue


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