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Amazon withdraws ebook explaining how to manipulate its sales rankings

Jan 06 2011

The author of an ebook that gives details on how easily Amazon's bestseller rankings can be manipulated has accused the online retail giant of "hypocrisy" after the title was temporarily removed from the website over the new year.

In The Day the Kindle Died, Thomas Hertog claims it is possible to get your own book to the number one bestseller spot in its category on Amazon simply by posting fake reviews, voting on them favourably and downloading copies of the Kindle ebook yourself.

Source: The Guardian

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