It's the first Wednesday of the month, which means hundreds of us will be posting about our insecurities. If you're a writer, join in!
First, I have an exciting news announcement. I just signed a deal to write a book with six fellow Simon & Schuster/Aladdin authors. Here's the announcement from yesterday's Publisher's Weekly:
And now, on to today's post...
This blogging group is a pretty tight one. We celebrate each other's book releases with cover reveals, blog parties, and all kinds of this:
Those of us who really believe in supporting our friends read each other's books. And we do the absolute best thing you can do for a writer you like:
In addition to supporting each other in the blogosphere, many of us also eventually follow each other on sites like Twitter and Facebook. So it got a lot of attention last year when news broke that Amazon was prohibiting reviews from people who were "friends."
How do they know you're friends? Amazon isn't saying. But experts pretty much say the site is watching you for certain patterns. Which is just...
Some say the key to keeping Amazon off your case is to never connect your social media sites. This is done in your social settings. Yours should look like this:
It's no guarantee that Amazon won't find some other way to spy on you, but it's a great start.
How far do you think Amazon will go in policing reviews?