Amazon removing reviews…. this is too much!!!

OK – in case you don’t know, I am a diagnosed sufferer of OCD, and at times… I have a hard time letting things go. Therefore, I have been eaten up with this whole ‘review thing’ over at Amazon.
No, I have not lost any (yet) that I know of, but I’m sure it’s coming, since I have a fan club and a huge social media following (that I have worked very hard to cultivate, by the way). It’s only a matter of time before big brother Amazon steps in and lays down the law as only they can.
So, this morning, I visited Goodreads… and let me just say… I hate GR. I only go over there when I must. It’s too difficult to navigate, and it just pisses me off most of the time. But, I found something interesting… readers love GR. They love it far more than they love Amazon, for certain….
So here’s my stats from my first series… and I’m attaching the pics  so anyone who wants can verify this…
CAPTIVE – on Amazon -135 total reviews… on GR – 164 ‘5 star’ ratings (371 total)
BOUND – on Amazon – 74 total reviews… on GR – 107 ‘5 star’ ratings (200 total)
ENTWINED – on Amazon – 63 total reviews… on GR – 89 ‘5 star’ ratings(131 total)
EXPOSED – on Amazon – 44 total reviews… on GR – 75 ‘5 star’ ratings (117 total)
INDELIBLE – on Amazon – 35 total reviews… on GR – 52 ‘5 star’ ratings (85 total)
INTREPID – on Amazon – 23 total reviews…. on GR – 41 ‘5 star’ ratings (69 total)
AVENGED – on Amazon – 29 total reviews… on GR – 41 ‘5 star’ ratings (58 total)
In a nutshell… the Goodreads ‘5 star’ ratings out number TOTAL REVIEWS on Amazon on EVERY BOOK (and it’s the same on all my other titles, as well) and the total numbers are running at double (or more), even though Amazon asks people to review a book every time they finish one…. hmmm.
Moral of the story… I don’t give a rat’s ass about Amazon. If I could pull all my books and never set foot over there, I would, solely on principal. I don’t like bullies, and it feels very much like we are getting stepped on… repeatedly.
So what do all of those numbers mean? Statistically, people like my books, and I appreciate everyone who writes a review or gives a rating, no matter where they choose to post it, or what that opinion is… thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
That being said, there is only ONE THING I really care about as far as reviews go… the number 10. That’s how many I have to have to advertise a book most places, and since I am my own advocate in this deal, getting the word out starts with me and all the places I can share it, and works it’s way out from there.
Thank you for letting me process this out… now I can let it go and move on…. Anyone ever read ‘Who Moved the Cheese’? Yeah… I’m feeling it, but I refuse to let it get me down.
❤ Sam

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