Amazon reviews (both one and five star) based on (let us say) extra-textual criteria, sockpuppets, lawyers! Startling revelations! Yes, it’s Authors Behaving Badly!
According to The Daily
Fail Mail, distinguished historians (and one distinguished historian’s wife) were engaged in a years-long snipefest amid the Amazon.com reviews of assorted published popular histories.
Oh, and The Daily Mail gives all of their real names.
Read the whole thing here:
I blame my wife: Top historian accused of rubbishing rivals in Amazon reviews… then his wife says SHE did itBy David Rose, 18th April 2010
Didn’t anyone tell them about the ABM? Haven’t there been enough examples?