Monday, September 2, 2013

Dear Amazon - A letter from a reader

Dear Amazon,

I feel like you should know me better than this.  I've been a long time customer and a Kindle advocate but sometimes I feel like you don't know me at all.

For example, I just received this email:

Amazon, seriously you should know me better by now.  Why do you continue to ask me this same question every time I buy a book.  Let me be honest with you Amazon, buying a book VERY RARELY means that I'll read it in a timely manner.  You should realize that I always buy ebooks during your monthly sales, normally more than one, and keep them for a rainy day.  Though I am a reader of books and a buyer of books, I rarely read the books that I buy, at least not quickly.

But Amazon due to your recent acquisition of Goodreads you should know me better than almost anyone, including many of my friends and my exes.  Now you have insight into my reading habits and probably my soul.

Yet you still send me these emails trying to ask me to rate books that you very well know are hanging out on my "to-be-read" shelf.  Even worse, you sending me emails recommending me to buy books that I've already read and own.  Please do better Amazon. We've been together a long time and I foresee a book-filled future for both of us.




Nicole Hewitt said...

This post made me laugh!

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Cassi Haggard said...

Thanks! I know I can't be the only one who cringes at those emails from Amazon.

Kara said...

This made me laugh, Cassi. I hate those emails and I think the same exact thing every time I get one!