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How to review on Amazon

If you're new to reviewing on Amazon, follow these steps to leave your review on their website and prove to Booksprout that you've completed your review.

In some cases, Amazon may prevent you from leaving a review. If that's the case, please refer to this guide on what to do when Amazon won't accept your review.

NOTE: These instructions will only work with the Amazon website. You will be unable to follow them when using the Amazon app, so make sure you're in a web browser and not the app.

Step 1

Click on the "Leave Your Review" button just under the Amazon heading. It should take you directly to the book's review page where you can leave your review.

Step 2

On Amazon's website, you should see the book you need to review at the top. Click on one of the stars to leave your rating. After rating the book, Amazon will take you through some more steps to write and complete your review.

Step 3

Once your review is completed and saved, your review should look something like this. Click on the title of your review to get taken to your review's dedicated page on Amazon.

Step 4

Once you're on a page that shows only your review, we'll need the url to it. You can usually see this at the top of your browser. Copy that URL and move onto the next step.

Step 5

Once you have the URL to your review on Amazon, head back to the ARC on Booksprout and paste it into the field provided

Step 6

Scroll down to the bottom and click the "save" button.

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  1. Chris Leippi

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  1. [email protected]

    I have been trying for days to leave a book review on Amazon however it still hasn’t been approved! My ARC is now over due even though I have left the author a review and also left one on Goodreads. 

  2. [email protected]

    The steps say to post a link to your review immediately after it is posted on Amazon but when you submit your review it says, "Review submitted - Thank you! We’re processing your review. This may take several days, so we appreciate your patience. We’ll notify you when this is complete." I hope it's taken into account the fact that it may take some time to be able to "prove" that we posted our review on Amazon. 

  3. [email protected]

    Why am I being punished if AMAZON wont post the link to my review?  I've done it for 3 days and it wont go through.  You can see I am trying since my goodreads review is live.  You really need to find a fix for this.

  4. [email protected]

    Disappointing that I can’t review more books because I’m suddenly being marked as having too many reviews due. If we’ve posted on BookSprout, we should be able to get more ARCs, it’s not our fault Amazon takes takes anywhere from approving immediately to taking a thousand years to post reviews. Really makes authors miss out on getting more reviews.

  5. [email protected]

    Not sure what is going on. My issue is I didn't know that I would need  to post on book sprout before I posted on the other sites. I posted on Amazon on Monday. I am having trouble with coping my link to here. I copied and pasted it in the book. But when I hit save it is not taking the link.

  6. [email protected]

    I wrote my reveiw but it will not show up ,i have tried resending it twice now and it just keeps saying that it will take a few days to process ! 

  7. [email protected]

    I have tried to leave a review an Amazon multiple times and it still has not been processed.  I was able to leave a review in goodread s and bookbub

  8. [email protected]

    Amazon is taking way to long to post my reviews. 

  9. [email protected]

    Not hearing back from Amazon on time!

  10. [email protected] are being extremely slow to approve reviews lately. My last review took 9 days to come thru !! How do I avoid getting a negative rating (or whatever you do) when this happens.