Well, if you were an Indie you could be seen right next to authors such as Murikami or Koontz. Well, no longer. Unless you're from a publisher you won't be seen at all in the widget.
Also, I'm not allowed to review other books because I am an author. Clearly Amazon believed that this was just not right that authors should be allowed to review books, even though major publishers have wrought the book review system for decades and habitually use well known authors to write book reviews. But what’s a little hypocrisy when an end needs a means.
If you’re a self published author, the message is clear, and get ready for more bad news in the near future. All your free ebook giveaways were for nothing. You were all just way too popular for the good of the publishing industry, who are now struggling to afford their champagne lunches every day. But boy, did you help sell millions of Kindles. Well done. But you’ve served your purpose, now pack your bags and get the hell out of publishing!