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Amazon Hacks by Paul Bausch

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Write a Review

Everyone has an opinion. You can give other Amazon customers your insights about a product by posting a review.

Anyone with a customer account at Amazon.com can post a public review of products sold on the web site. You can post under your own name, under a handle (nickname), or anonymously as just “a reader from Poughkeepsie.”

You can get started reviewing books and other products on Amazon.com by finding the product detail page for the product you want to review. You’ll find a link under either Spotlight Reviews or All Customer Reviews that says “Write an Online Review.” Click the link and you’ll find yourself at the review editor.

Before you write your review, it’s a good idea to click the link to " Guidelines for Reviewing.” Reviews that don’t meet the guidelines are removed from the site. Some rules to keep in mind:

  • Keep your review under the maximum length of 1,000 words, though the recommended length is 75-300 words.

  • Make the review about the content of the book or product and how you feel about it.

  • Don’t give away the plot! Even if you think the book is terrible, you want others to have the chance to enjoy it.

  • Don’t include URLs, phone numbers, addresses, or profanity.

  • Don’t reference other reviewers. The reviews section wasn’t meant for conversations. Though it’s tempting to speak directly to someone else’s review, each review should be able to stand on its own.

Once you understand the rules for posting, you can move to writing your review.

  1. Choose your rating. Click ...

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