Reviews of The Everything Store Causing Controversy

by Rachel Baker on November 6, 2013

So, there’s hubbub happening over the new book by Brad Stone, Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.

A day after MacKenzie Bezos, the wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, blasted a new book about her husband and his company in a one-star review on Amazon.com, Amazon’s first employee, Shel Kaphan, has published a four-star review of Brad Stone’s “The Everything Store,” in which he recommends the book and criticizes MacKenzie Bezos’s take. (Kaphan confirmed to me that he is the reviewer.)

In it, Kaphan said he wasn’t planning to review Stone’s work, but decided to after reading the negative review by MacKenzie Bezos and mixed reviews by current Amazon exec Jonathan Leblang and former Amazon exec Rick Dalzell, which are now the first three reviews readers see when they visit the landing page for Stone’s book.

http://allthingsd.com/20131105/amazons-first-employee-disses-mackenzie-bezos-review-that-disses-new-book-about-amazon/#

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