Wednesday, August 1, 2012

How to Write Reviews on Amazon Using Your Secret Spanko Identity

Yes, it's another tech tip from me. Believe me, I'm as surprised as you are.

Amazon reviews are really important to writers. First, because we like to get feedback (especially when it's good). Second, it helps with sales and well...writers need to eat too.

If you're like me (and who wouldn't want to be? LOL) you have your kindle or ereader set up with your real name Amazon account so if you write a review it will show up with your real name on it. I can understand why you might not want to do that.

But, did you know you can open another account on Amazon? Just sign up with your secret spanko email account and create a password. You have to buy one item before Amazon will let you post reviews. I ordered a paperback book to activate my account, but I assume you could order any product (book or otherwise) to get your account activated. You can even pay with your real name credit cards.

I know you're all avid readers, so now you can let the world know about the books you've been reading.

12 comments:

  1. Good tip for authors! I've been doing this all along.

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    1. I'm a little behind. I need to go back and look at all the books I've read and post my reviews.

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  2. Great tip! It's just hard to remember to sign out of the other account!

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    1. Hi Emi---nice to meet another member of the Jones family!

      Good point about signing out. I almost made that mistake today.

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  3. Never thought of this so good tip:)

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    1. Just one part of the friendly service here at my blog!

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  4. There is another way, too! Under Your Account, Personalization, Your Public Profile, Edit Your Profile, Edit name - you can choose to use a "pen name".

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    1. Thanks Renee! That would also eliminate the need to make another purchase to activate the "spanko" account.

      So what this means, is that there's no excuse for not writing reviews!

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    2. I was just going to post that! LOL I like your blog Celeste followed you from Renee's. :)

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    3. Glad to see you here Bratty Adaline! Great name, btw. Renee introduces me to all the best people. :)

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    1. Oh how funny. You actually are Secret Spanko! Well...I look forward to seeing your reviews on Amazon and hopefully seeing you back her at my blog too.

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