Under a heading, Konrath Posts Fake Reviews, Konrath went onto list several fake reviews he had recently posted on Amazon - the reviews are all intended to be comedic, but is there a far more calculating reason? Recently Konrath supported authors such as Stephen Leather, John Locke and R. J. Ellroy who were exposed for leaving fake reviews or for buying positive reviews as in John Locke's case. Konrath for the first time found himself at odds with his own readership by stating that sock puppetry does not hurt anyone,and that leaving fake reviews is an extension of freedom of speech.
Recently Konrath posted, as shown above and in close up-below that buying reviews and sock puppetry isn't wrong, but backtracked and changed the post after getting negative comments from his own readers.
|THE ORIGINAL KONRATH POST|
Buying reviews isn't wrong and using sock puppets isn't wrong soon became:
However various blogs and twitter accounts are suggesting that Konrath has been using a fake Amazon identity to post his own sock puppet reviews. The suspected account is John C Nelson Jr and he, whoever he is, has left several glowing reports on Konrath's Books and has never given a Konrath title less than five stars. Twitter user, Mike Cane brought this account to the area in a recent tweet which asked if Konrath had a sock puppet. All this has led to speculation that the recent Konrath article, Konrath posts fake reviews was intended to cover up the author's tracks.
The sock puppet saga continues and it now looks as if Joe Konrath is to be added to a fast growing list of sock puppets.