If the product of your long hours of hard work is published through Amazon, inevitably you will be sought out and subjected to derision, invective and bile by cowardly nonentities who hide behind pseudonyms in the online ‘Chat Rooms’. I refer to what are generally known as Amazon Trolls.
In a recent landmark case here in the UK, Facebook was ordered to unmask online Trolls, who were delivering their vile attacks upon a seemingly powerless victim. Read this Trolls to be Unmasked
If an internet giant like Facebook can be made to do the decent thing, then the time is long past for Amazon to be ordered by the courts to do the same thing.
Most of us at one time or another have found an Amazon Troll’s so-called ‘review’ on one or other of our book’s Amazon pages. It’s bad enough when total morons, who cannot even be bothered to check the spelling of their ‘opinion’ before clicking the publish button think they are being clever by writing total claptrap, contributing nothing.
So, come on Amazon, as your source of new books we writers also need protection. Do the decent thing and close down your own brand of internet Trolls. We are all heartily fed up with the opinions of these idiots. Freedom of speech is one thing. Deliberate mindless attacks is quite another.