Did you know that once you post a review on Amazon, they own the rights to the review? And they prevent authors from using the review for promotional purposes? That’s right. Even to use an excerpt, authors have to receive permission from Amazon!
According to Amazon’s Community Guidelines for Your Profile and Conduct: We reserve the right to restrict or remove any and all uses or Content that we determine in our sole discretion is harmful to our systems, network, reputation, or goodwill, to other Amazon.com customers, or to any third party. The following non-exhaustive list details the kinds of conduct or Content that is prohibited: The use of the Service for commercial purposes such as advertising, promotion, or solicitation.
Source: ePublish a Book Amazon and Book Review Ownership
I dunno about you, but that sounds like one of the things good ole crowd revolution can tell Amazon to behave better about.
Time for a bit of a ruckus, methinks. 800lb gorilla, feel the slap of my keyboard, Zounds!