So, one of the things that irritates me about Amazon is the fact that there is really no control for the author over reviews. I'm not talking about someone who bought one of my books and happened to just hate it--I am fine with those reviews and I think they absolutely have a right to be there.
What I am talking about is people who clearly haven't read the book, didn't purchase it and are just trying to skew my ratings. Those are the people who have no right to be leaving reviews and it drives me nuts!
As an author, I really rely on my ratings. Many people will buy a book based on what rating it received as well as reviews. And when I get stupid reviews (such as: a warlock can't be considered a hero and a warlock isn't a male witch), it actually does hurt me because it drops my overall ranking.
So, the reason I'm irritated today (LOL) is that the same person who left me a review saying warlocks can't be witches, left another one under the guise of a different person. The review basically says the same thing--warlocks can't be witches...what? Have you read the definition of a warlock??? Hello McFly! I did a bit more research on this particular reviewer who seems driven to drop my rankings for some reason and found that all this person's other reviews were also 1 stars. I think this is just wrong. This hurts authors and I don't think it should be tolerated by Amazon.
Again, if you purchased a book and hated it, definitely leave a bad review. You are completely justified in doing so. But, don't leave a review just to skew someone's ratings, especially when you haven't read the book. That is just wrong.