Tags and Likes–RIP
Without much fanfare Amazon took away the Tags and Likes for books. This was obviously going to happen, as it was mostly used for pushing books up in the search algorithm.
Unfortunately this also takes away all the Likes and Tags my books had collected from real readers. I understand why Amazon has to do it and it’s fine with me – it is their platform and they want to keep it fair for everyone.
However, there should be a better way of doing it – just deleting these sections and not telling anyone is not very customer friendly. Not many readers actually write a review, but many did click on the Like button. This feedback for me as an author is now gone.
It looks like the “Likes” are still there (or did they come back?) - at least the number for my books hasn’t changed and I see them again in all browsers.
Tags are still gone - surprisingly (or not) only for books.