I have been asked by my authors to place the book reviews that I do for them on amazon. Amazon won't let me, as I am not a customer of theirs. (I have a kobo not a kindle.) How can I get around this?
I'm pretty sure you need to buy at least one thing on Amazon before you can post reviews. Maybe go buy a song or gift someone a cheap Kindle book?
You should be able to sign up for an Amazon account and then "purchase" a freebie song or book. That should be enough to allow you to post reviews there.
Hi, Christa. You don't need a Kindle to buy an e-book. You can read it on your PC or any other device. As a matter of fact, Amazon offers a free Kindle ap for your pc. As long as you have an Amazon account you should be able to leave reviews. I know plenty of people who don't own a Kindle, but have reviewed ebooks.
I think you do have to make a purchase on the site in order to become a member. Fortunately, Amazon has many free e-books that you can download that also count as a purchase.
Everyone here has pretty much summed it up. Open an account, make a minimal (free books count) purchase, and post away! Hope you'll take a look at one or two of my books.
Ok... so I took all your advice: still no dice. I have sent Amazon an email.
My account is over 2 weeks old, I have been gifted and purchased a free book.
I have waited for the 48 hrs.... and still no dice.
HELP! I am getting frusterated!
You can be an Amazon customer without having a Kindle. Amazon is just a website like ebay. You can buy anything, I mean anything there.
One of those anythings just so happens to be Kindle's and Kindle books. Join, and you can put a review on anything from toothpaste to curtains. Including regular books.
In fact, this is a great place if you are looking for amazingly cheap books. They come used and start as low as $.01. You have to pay for shipping and handeling but it's usually $2.98 and everything is guaranteed through Amazon.
You can post on Barnes and Noble without having a nook.
Hope I helped.
Best of luck!