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With the odd disappearance of her parents, Gussie Gibson has lived her entire life with her granny on a peaceful pecan orchard, owned by the meanest man in all of Georgia—Mr. J.P. Combs. Granny teaches Gussie many valuable life lessons as a black woman growing up in the still-segregated south. Mr. Combs is an evil underhanded banker who takes liberties beyond his privilege. When Granny dies, Combs informs Gussie she owes him back rent—but he wants much more than money for payment—and more than Gussie can live with.
After defending herself against his sexual advances, Gussie flees to escape certain vigilante justice when she meets a charming, handsome stranger, Sam Johnson, who is just returning from World War II.
Gussie and Sam’s friendship is short-lived when Mr. Combs hunts her down and drags her back to Green Ridge, driven by his craving for revenge and a grudge too deep to comprehend. Gussie fights to return to Sam and his lo...

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Before xmas I did some book gifting, which seems to have had an unintended consequence.

I'm now getting emails recommending me books in genres I'm not in the slightest bit interested in. Like in gifting enough books in certain genres, it triggered them to think I was interested in this myself.

How do I get Amazon to stop sending me emails outside the genres I am interested in?

All I can find at the moment is turning it completely off, which I dont want to do.

Anyone know?

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Re: How do I get them to stop sending me some book recommends emails?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 05:49:56 AM »
Just unsubscribe!

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Re: How do I get them to stop sending me some book recommends emails?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2017, 06:40:03 AM »
Broski, thanks--but Tim doesn't want to unsubscribe from book recommendations.  He just wants them to be based on his actual interests.

Tim, pretty sure you can go through the books that Amazon is using to tailor your recommendations and purge the ones that taint the recommendations; Ann has talked about this.  I'll see if I can figure out where you do this.

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Re: How do I get them to stop sending me some book recommends emails?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2017, 08:19:23 AM »
Broski, thanks--but Tim doesn't want to unsubscribe from book recommendations.  He just wants them to be based on his actual interests.

Tim, pretty sure you can go through the books that Amazon is using to tailor your recommendations and purge the ones that taint the recommendations; Ann has talked about this.  I'll see if I can figure out where you do this.

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When I go to Amazon, I can scroll way down the page and see a side scrolling list of 'recent browsing history'. I periodically purge that of things that I'm not really interested in . . . it includes both books and other stuff you've looked at.

There's also a place somewhere through "My Account" to specify what newsletters you want and what you don't. Also, each post you get has an 'unsubscribe' so if it's a genre specific one that should make it stop.

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Re: How do I get them to stop sending me some book recommends emails?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 09:00:37 AM »
When I go to Amazon, I can scroll way down the page and see a side scrolling list of 'recent browsing history'. I periodically purge that of things that I'm not really interested in . . . it includes both books and other stuff you've looked at.

There's also a place somewhere through "My Account" to specify what newsletters you want and what you don't. Also, each post you get has an 'unsubscribe' so if it's a genre specific one that should make it stop.

I see it. There's a place where you can click to "view or edit your browsing history." Thanks, Ann. Good tip.


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Re: How do I get them to stop sending me some book recommends emails?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2017, 07:45:57 PM »
I see it. There's a place where you can click to "view or edit your browsing history." Thanks, Ann. Good tip.

Now I'm not sure it was the problem. I found a few books to delete, but not many, and only 2 in the offending genre.

Oh well, tidied it up, so will see if I still get the emails.

Thanks everyone.  ;D

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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2017, 03:53:08 AM »
Now I'm not sure it was the problem. I found a few books to delete, but not many, and only 2 in the offending genre.

Oh well, tidied it up, so will see if I still get the emails.

Thanks everyone.  ;D

Other thing to try:

Go to Your Account and scroll down to Message Center. On the US site, there are a couple of links on the right side of that section that you can tweak. The Email Preferences and Notifications is pretty basic -- email or not and what address.

The other one, Amazon Delivers Email Subscriptions, has a whole list of genres, products, etc. for which there are newsletters. You can decide which ones you want to subscribe to. I think that these are sometimes turned on automatically when you buy something, which is why you may not remember subscribing to them. But any listed there are ones you ARE subscribed to and can turn off.

Down below that list is a link to browse all available subscriptions, so you can turn on others you might want instead.

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Re: How do I get them to stop sending me some book recommends emails?
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2017, 04:02:11 AM »
Thanks. Lot of stuff there ticked I'd never heard of.

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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2017, 04:06:37 AM »
Thanks. Lot of stuff there ticked I'd never heard of.

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Yeah, as I said, a lot gets turned on automatically . . . . .you can unsubscribe via each email, but this way you know what exactly you're unsubscribing to. I like, also, that they let you know how often various things get sent.

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