dead links inside samples

Why Amazon is driving me crazy right now

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It started with the Kindle app on my phone. I used to be able to download and read a sample of a book, and if I liked it, I could click a link at the end of the sample and buy the full book. Not anymore. Now I have to go out of Kindle, open up Safari, go to www.amazon.com.au and search for the book, then click to buy it. It is really frustrating and I can’t understand why they changed it. Were people complaining and saying they didn’t know they were buying the book when they clicked the link? Because that’s ridiculous. It tells you that you are buying it. You have to actually click on “Buy now with one click”.

Amazon, if you’re reading this, please change it back!

The other, more recent thing, is at the US site, when I click on a link on my computer to view the book’s sales page, the browser scrolls down to the reviews or the author bio or somewhere in between. I know that the reviews for a book are important, but this is beyond annoying. I click the link so I can get a better look at the book’s cover and read the product description. I’ll scroll down to the reviews when I’m good and ready. Actually, I rarely look at the reviews. I decide whether I am going to read it by all the other details. Just because someone else likes or dislikes the book, doesn’t mean I will too. And then there’s the fact that some reviews contains spoilers…

Strangely enough, if I go to the Australian Amazon site, it doesn’t do it (thankfully).

Amazon, if you’re reading this, please change it back!

I’d be interested to know if any of you find these things annoying too.

 

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