Monday, April 13, 2009

Amazon Attempts to Censor "adult" materials

Warning: Language is "ripe" at the link we swiped this from: Amazon Rank via Smart Bitches, Trashy Books on 4/12/09

"Amazon seems to be stripping the sales figures and accompanying rankings from GLBTQ books, erotica, and romance novels, particularly those with what they term “adult content.”"

This will drop sales for those items. And it looks like the metafilters they are using are not even accurate

Further: Delisting Books via Romantic Times BOOKreviews by RT Book Reviews on 4/13/09"

"The article shows how the policy seems to be uneven, even de-ranking one version of THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY but not another (and really? THAT book is unacceptable?). Authors are finding their books de-listed without even being contacted about it."

We here at Libraryland Roundup recommend online ordering from anywhere else.

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