We have noticed a surge in KDP account terminations due to suspected review manipulation, which signals a renewed crackdown on KDP fake reviews.
Amazon has been cracking down on fake reviews on its Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform for several years. The company has removed millions of reviews, but this recent crackdown has KDP authors worried.
Once Amazon identifies a fake review, it removes it from the KDP platform. In some cases, Amazon may also take action against the author who submitted the fake review. This could include terminating the author's account and removing their books from the KDP platform.
Methods Amazon Uses to Identify Fake KDP Reviews
Amazon uses a number of methods to identify fake reviews. These methods include:
How Amazon Enforces Its Policies Against Fake Reviews
Amazon has a number of policies in place to combat fake reviews. These policies include:
Amazon used to tolerate its KDP authors joining book promotion and review groups, but the recent crackdown indicates a turn to a zero tolerance policy. Authors who have been the target of recent termination enforcement should contact Amazon Sellers Attorney for a free consultation.