Amazon… A virtual marketplace, or Big Brother?

This worries me as a reviewer and as an author. Check out her blog and see more comments about this injustice.

imy santiago

A couple of weeks ago I read the third installment of a series I really loved. I will refrain from sharing the name of the novel and its author.

Like any reader, as soon as I finished reading, I wrote my review. When I tried posting it on Amazon (I did buy the eBook, just like any normal and decent human being would), I received a rather concerning email.

I will not share the screenshot of the email as it does contain the title of the book and name of the author. In its place I have copied the body of the email below.

Dear Amazon Customer,

Thanks for submitting a customer review on Amazon. Your review could not be posted to the website in its current form. While we appreciate your time and comments, reviews must adhere to the following guidelines:
http://www.amazon.com/review-guidelines

Here I was, thinking I had included an…

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2016 Anglophile Channel Awards Nominations [VOTE]

Final voting opportunity for the 2016 Anglophile Channel Awards. Good luck Richard Armitage, you know you had my vote!

The Anglophile Channel

Welcome To

The 2016 Anglophile Channel Awards

The 2016 Anglophile Channel Awards nominations have been announced and now it’s YOUR turn to VOTE for the BEST performances and artists in British entertainment!

Millions of Votes!

We received millions of votes from dedicated Anglophile Channel viewers from around the world, all voting enthusiastically for their favorite performances.  Your votes were combined with the votes from our panel of distinguished industry professionals and together we had our TOP 5 nominees in five categories: Best Actor/Actress in a Television Series, Best Actor/Actress in a Motion Picture, and Favorite British Artist of the Year…where there was a tie, so we have six nominees!

Brilliant Nominees!

We love all of the TAC nominees this year, as they’re all incredibly brilliant artists who have brought us the some of the most memorable performances in film and television, many of them pulling double duty…

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The Abyss

This is an amazing Band. I love each of their original songs and even their few covers. Take a listen! I’ll bet you enjoy it as much as I do. I am a fan!

Junior Chills

The Abyss – An Original Garage Band Creation

When I started recording my original songs, whether it was solo or with Junior Chills, I recorded using the voice record feature on my tablet and phone. Not realising (pretty stupid of me) that I would still be using the same microphone of my device, I downloaded Garage Band in the hope that I would be able to make my songs sound better by editing and mixing them up a bit. Although the recording quality itself for vocals wasn’t great, the different instruments and the effects you could use was, for a novice, excellent.

I remember faffin’ about with the app for ages and I made a few instrumental tunes (such as Head of a Weasel and others which I will put on the blog at some stage). However I inadvertently decided to put together a song using only the instruments available…

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Interview with Steve Walle

A great interview with a wonderful musician Steve Walle!

David Snape and Friends - The place to show off your hidden talents

From Montana, USA, Steve Walle was blinded at the age of 5 when he get run over by a street cleaner. But that didn’t stop him becoming a musician even since he got a guitar that very Christmas. He has a passion for choir, traveling round Europe and releasing his album, ‘A vision’ a couple of years ago. A very like-able man with a great story to tell.

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