7 years later, I have four books ready for authors to read my books and leave reviews. Some don't bother. I suppose that is better than a one star review, but when you have a book that has been sitting on the shelf with only three reviews for a long time you begin to wonder. I know I have. I have a street team which is very small and very inactive. Most of them are authors. The one I know is a reader has passed away and another left my group. I am beginning to wonder if it is all worth it. I am on a street team and as I read the author's book, I wonder if she had read mine since she is on my team. One member had left a review, but what about the others. I soon found out that once again Amazon did it again: remove reviews or not post a review they consider going against the rules of reviews. Yes, Amazon is very picky about reviews that reviewers have to be careful how they write it and be a shopper of Amazon.
I have one book in the select program: A Man for Beth. It is my only book in that program and I wanted to keep it that way. Because it is in the program, I have my report showing that someone is reading my book. A Man for Beth is a short read but I wanted readers to use Kindle Unlimited in case they didn't want to pay the regular price. Right now, the ebook is $1.99, but when the three months ends, I may take it out of select. That is, if Amazon doesn't leave the reviews alone or allow readers to review my book. I would advise very author to take their books out of the select program. They care more about best selling authors than whose who struggle. We authors pay a high price to get our books on the shelves in hopes that readers will want to read the book. We depend the reviews to go live, but what good is it to be exclusively Amazon if they continue to remove our reviews from our books?