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12 April, 2009

Amazon.Com Works On Improving Its Evil

Because screwing over small publishers using POD wasn't enough, it's now time to target sexuality, and mysteriously, queer sexuality appears to be harder hit than normative sexuality....

Mark Probst noticed and that seems to have sparked a chain of response and miscellaneous commentary about some things only containing Kindle links.

One notes that several books that were previously in the bestseller ranks were vanished by this action.

Affected books include not only things like Heather Has Two Mommies (adult content, you know) but Kate Bornstein's Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws. !!!!



And some other books have been affected as well, apparently, some feminist books, sex and disability .... I can't get over the suicide prevention book, though.

Amazon claims that this is a glitch. As a result of this glitch, whatever may be the case, a search on Amazon for 'homosexuality' is producing results like this (I just checked that screenshot against reality, and it appears to still be the case). Various people are dubious, some with suggestions about what happened there.

This has apparently been going on at some level since February at least.

To be marginally fair, an alternate theory is that has been epically trolled. Though as several commenters point out, that's not necessarily as redeeming as one might hope.

A link collection for those who want to do further investigation.

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