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Hello!  I have completed and submitted deliverables for my client, which was proofreading a children's book.  This was a fixed-price contract and the client has deposited the single milestone.  The client indicated that they were happy with my work but is now requesting that I leave a review of the book on Amazon.  I did not pay for the book (it was sent to me in digital form for proofreading). I would not have accepted this job if I had known in the beginning that a review was an expectation of this client.  I would appreciate any advice.  Thank you!

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tlbp
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Politely explain to the client that because you were paid to read the book (in order to proofread it), it would violate Amazon's TOS for you to leave a review there. Upwork TOS prohibits you from violating other platform's TOS. So, for both of these reasons you cannot add your review to their Amazon listing. 
Hopefully, their request was a misundestanding. If not, your next step would be to report the situation. 

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tlbp
Member

Politely explain to the client that because you were paid to read the book (in order to proofread it), it would violate Amazon's TOS for you to leave a review there. Upwork TOS prohibits you from violating other platform's TOS. So, for both of these reasons you cannot add your review to their Amazon listing. 
Hopefully, their request was a misundestanding. If not, your next step would be to report the situation. 

Thank you!  I did as you recommended and the client was very understanding.

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prestonhunter
Member

I recommend politely explaining that Amazon has extremely aggressive policies prohibiting this, policies that they actively enforce, and you don't want to risk seeing your client's book de-listed from the platform.

Thank you!

khanripon93
Member

Well done 👍 :white_heavy_check_mark: