I appreciated Joe Konrath's view. The new guidelines are what appears to be an attempt to stop sock puppet reviewers. One article suggested that all authors are considered to be in direct competition with one another; therefore, their reviews are not reliable.
I am not a published author. None of my reviews are in jeopardy of disappearing. I have always tried to compose honest reviews of the books that I have read. I am curious to know that, if I were to become a published author, would all my previous reviews become null and void.
What are your thoughts on the guideline changes, and do you think it will have much of an impact on your personal publishing journey?