A few days ago an author contacted me regarding a negative, one-star Amazon review. He asked it there was anyway to have the review removed. I said I’d check, but that I doubted Amazon would remove the review. Amazon is notorious for removing positive reviews from friends, family members, or fans who know you and enjoy your writing.
But a negative review from someone who admits they did not read the book?
Below is Amazon’s response to my request.
Hello, I’ve read the review for the book titled “___________________”. I understand your concerns, but the review doesn’t violate our posted guidelines, so I’m unable to remove it in its current format.
(this is the review)
So how can you get a review removed from Amazon? My experience suggest you cannot. What you can do, is write great books and pray for positive reviews to bury the negative reviews.
Good luck and keep writing!