How Can Amazon Stop (or Greatly Reduce) Paid Book Reviews?

While a few people, primarily Joe Konrath, think authors buying fake book reviews on Amazon is not a big deal, most of us would rather it stop.
I was going to outline the evils of paid Amazon reviews, how they reward people who lie, but let’s cut to the chase:
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Free Kindle Books Rock

Amazon has found a winning formula for new undiscovered authors. I’m running down what’s quickly becoming a well-worn path, publishing two of my stories (shown above) directly on Kindle. Yes, I still had the expense of hiring a cover illustrator/designer and an editor/copyeditor (you don’t want to read something where I put the [...]

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Update: Publishing a Kindle Ebook

Sigh…. so much for me allowing you to follow along with the live progress.
As my son would say, “Worst blogger ever” — ha ha…
The Kindle ebook came out the first week in February (almost 3 weeks ago). I can’t remember when exactly. It is a non-fiction book for adults with a pen [...]

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Amazon Kindle 2.0 Text-To-Speech Feature Has Author’s Guild Using Fighting Words

Amazon had just announced the Kindle 2.0’s features and the reviews were still coming out, when Author’s Guild stated that the Kindle’s ability to read text aloud, violated copyright laws.
“They don’t have the right to read a book out loud,” said Paul Aiken, executive director of the Authors Guild. “That’s an audio right, which is [...]

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