The biggest update is that the book in question has been TAKEN DOWN from Amazon, Kobo, and B&N. Though we did our “due diligence” and emailed the publisher and distributors, we know we did not do this alone. Because WE can scream into the void all we want — Amazon, B&N, and Kobo know where they actually get their money.
From book-buyers. Readers. YOU. We’re under no illusions that hard proof does anything on its own, no matter how unjust that is. But readers stood up for honesty and integrity and let Amazon know in no uncertain terms that this was not acceptable. Readers’ voices were the loud force pushing for action.
In our small corner of the entertainment world, it’s nice to know that “the people” still have power.
And you continue to have power! Fiction readers aren’t so easily fooled by pretty ads (though we run many of them) — it’s the REVIEWS from fellow readers that count. There’s no one book buyers trust more than the voices of other readers, which is as it should be.
I ask you to continue the “good fight” by leaving reviews for your favorite authors. I have started doing the same! If a book has really touched or entertained you and you think it’s worth buying, leave just a short review. After all, the more sales authors get, the more quality fiction you will get.
– RR Team
PS – What do you think of having an official “review something” day? Once a month / quarter, we can get readers to review something, either inside or outside our genre? Would you go for that? Post a comment below with your thoughts.