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FAQ: Amazon won't let me review a book

In some circumstances, Amazon might prevent your account from writing a review on their website. If you've found yourself in this situation, here's the steps to take.

  1. Contact the author of the book in question. Most are quite forgiving and will understand the temporary setback given how unpredictable Amazon is.
  2. Contact Amazon customer support. They may be able to give you a better reason as to why you cannot review, or even better they may be able to allow your review to go through.

As much as we'd love to help, Booksprout support has no influence over Amazon and cannot help in this situation.

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  1. Chris Leippi

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    I left my review on and it shows up when searched and I received an email saying thanks for the review. But Booksprout won’t accept my link... not sure why.

    Goodreads and bookbub links are accepted.

    All Reviews are done but I can’t complete the last step.

    I emailed the author so I hope this doesn’t affect me receiving further ARCs to review.

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    I am not able to paste my review from Amazon for my ARC copy for a Time to Run.  I have tried submitting it several times but cannot get it to review.  I emailed Amazon as well.

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    I am not able to paste my review from Amazon for my ARC copy For Author Js Scott.  I have tried many ways but none is working. 

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    Amazon won’t let me review until the book has been released.

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    I do not buy very much on Amazon and when I do it's fairly low value and it seems that they have a £40 min spend before you can leave a book review. Well, I'm certainly not giving my money away to them just so that I can do that. Sorry, booksprout. 

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    I reviewed on time but Amazon still hasn’t put my review up yet. I don’t know how to let Booksprout know.

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    It is extremely frustrating not being able to get a new arc due to the tardiness of Amazon posting my reviews. 

    I have completed steps 3/4 on Booksprout but can't get the next book because Amazon has not yet published my prior review. I've done everything I can. It is not my fault Amazon is so slow. 

    This (particular) author releases books in exceptionally short order, and it appears to both the author and Booksprout that I am not fulfilling my promises. 

    I'm so mad! 

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    Amazon does not allow me to make a comment. Some kind of a profit-related policy. I made the I hope that's enough.

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    I have been banned from reviewing on Amazon so cannot leave a review link for Jane Anthony's book Blue. I have left my review links for goodreads and Bookbub. But will they go through if the Amazon link isn't there.... I am so devestated and frustrated with Amazon and I can only apologise to Jane and 

    I don't know what I should do now, will I now be exempt from reviewing books in the future.? 

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    I am so frustrated with Amazon.I have the same problem over and over.Cannot leave reviews and I have past due reviews but I have read all the books I received on Booksprout. I wish Booksprout would do something about that.