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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 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.

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    same thing happened to me- Amazon never  posted  my review. I emailed the authors over  7 days ago for help and she/he  has not responded. I rewrote my review which they posted but did not email notification to me so now I have no URL and booksprout keeps emailing me for the link. sometimes they post right away others take weeks to post

    So frustrating!!!!!!!! when you keep get past due notices to leave reviews when you already completed them.

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    Amazon refused to post my review. I emailed the author 7 days ago for help and she has not responded. I rewrote my review which they posted but did not email notification to me so now I have no URL and booksprout keeps emailing me for the link. AAAARRRRRGGGG. 

    So frustrating!!!!!!!!