Because I have been seeing more and more posts from people caught in an Amazon Algorithm loop I have decided to share this:

After I was unjustly removed from selling I did the following:




Call KDP and Amazon

Call KDP & Amazon names

Email them

Call againimages

Insult their relatives

Throw thingsct

Do research

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Post nasty pictures

Post funny pictures


Figure out what might have gotten me tagged as manipulating reviews.

Deciding that having the same seven people review my books, though I had other reviews for older books, might have caused an algorithm to have tagged me a manipulator.

Try to find a person to talk toimages

Try to explain that fans of my work would probably follow and review all of it.

Throw thingsdownload






Write all fans who reviewed more than one of my books and ask them to remove their reviews.

Write Jeff Bezos, God and some other high echelon folk

Get reinstated with the warning I will be “closely watched.”fu

Then get the following:





Dear Elizabeth,

My name is Martin Costa with KDP Executive Customer Relations. Jeff Bezos received your letter and I’m responding on his behalf. First and foremost, I’d like to offer my apologies for the frustration this process caused. Also, I’m happy to let you know that your account has been reinstated and you’re welcome to continue to publish with us. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at ecr-kdp@amazon.com.

Martin Costa
Executive Customer Relations
Kindle Direct Publishing


Dear Martin,

As noted in my letter to Mr. Bezos, I’m an author who had begun publishing exclusively with Amazon. At the Beginning of February my account was canceled, and though I tried to contact KDP customer relations many times, often for hours at a time, I got nowhere.
After a lot of research, I decided to contact every one of my fans who had favorably reviewed more than one of my books and ask them to remove their reviews.
This was done. My account was reinstated.
However, neither they nor I, am happy with this solution.

A couple of these readers, longtime fans, and supporters of my work requested that they be contacted. They did not write false reviews and were upset and insulted by that insinuation. I too am upset that genuine reviews for my books, about seven per book, were deleted.

Therefore I am writing you to ask if I can have those fans, the ones that aren’t too angry at me as well as Amazon, to repost their reviews.
When I was reinstated I was told that my account would be subjected to “extreme scrutiny,” as if I were a villain.
As a result, I have planned to no longer publish exclusively with Amazon and encourage readers to buy from other outlets.
However, if you would allow my totally genuine reviews to be reposted, which would require some actual intervention, I’d be most grateful.

These reviews are from fans who have requested that Amazon contact them so they can verify that they are real people who love my work. I have never solicited or manipulated reviews.Elizabeth Eve King


About E.E. King

E.E. King’s has published many short stories. Ray Bradbury calls E.E. King a writer “marvelously inventive, wildly funny and deeply thought provoking. I can not recommend her highly enough.” HER NEW COLLECTION new Collection of Short Fiction “Another Happy Ending,” comes out in October 2013. There is a book launch and party @ Ray Bradbury’s favorite Bookstore Mystery and Imagination Bookstore October 20th @ 2:00 -3:00pm Her first novel, Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife, came out 2010, released in Spanish in 2/2012. She is performing bits of "Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife, all you need to know to choose the right heaven.” (in costume) October 30th @ 7:30-8:30 @Echo Park in “Stories Book and Café.” 1716 West Sunset Blvd • Los Angeles • CA [213] 413-3733 The New Short Fiction Series, Los Angeles’ longest running spoken word series, launched her anthology, Real Conversations With Imaginary Friends, 1/2012. Sponsor, Barnes & Noble. All her books as well as her children’s book The Adventures of Emily Finfeather or The Feathernail and Other Gifts are currently available on audible. E.E. King is the recipient of various international writing, biology and painting grants. Her murals can be seen in Downtown Los Angeles and Spain. Elizabeth Eve King has a background in teaching, painting, theater, comedy and biology. She will be an artist in residence at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art June -Sept 2015 Ms. King is the recipient of two International Tides painting fellowships, and two international biology Earthwatch grants. She was an advisor for the J. Paul Getty’s and the Science Center’s, Arts &; Science program. She was the Science and Arts coordinator in Bosnia with Global Children’s Organization (a summer camp for war orphans and refugees) in 2000. She was the founding Arts & Sciences Director for Esperanza Community Housing Corporation . She’s worked with children in Bosnia, crocodiles in Mexico, frogs in Puerto Rico, egrets in Bali, mushrooms in Montana, archaeologists in Spain and planted butterfly gardens in South Central Los Angeles. The butterflies wish she had chosen a different location. Her short stories have been published widely
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