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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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    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!!!!!!!!

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    I emailed support, but they were not much help.

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    I don’t know why but there are times that Amazon took some time to post a review and there are times it posted the review immediately. 

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    Cant leave a review on  Left two reviews on   It says it will be a couple of days to show up, but I haven't seen them on the web sites for the books

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    I have the same problem. Did you get a response? Has the outstanding book been cleared from your outstanding reviews?

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    The author of my outstanding ARC is unable to identify this and cancel it following Amazon preventing me from reviewing. What can I do to clear this ?