Boy, I really started something this morning with the first post to #amazonfail
. It's taken on a life of it's own. But...
I don't want to boycott Amazon. I didn't ask anyone to boycott Amazon. I just want GYM DANDY
to be included with all the other books.
Or else, give us writers of "adult" books our own sandbox. Why not a "level" system like google has where you set your preferences once and aren't shown anything with certain ratings? The search default without logging in could exclude "adult" books, but once logged in, you get what you want to see. After all, you need a credit card to be an Amazon customer, and you need to be 18 to get a credit card (I believe). Tell me that not a single customer goes to Amazon specifically to buy pr0n. Srsly.Why drive away those customers?
I still maintain this was an ill-thought-out plan by Amazon to sell more Kindles e-book readers, since apparently those Kindle editions of gay and erotic books that had rankings (mine never did and don't now) got to keep them and re-populate the bestseller lists. So apparently we only need to be protected from print editions. Good thing there are no general readers or children in brick-and-mortar bookstores where print copies of GBLT books and erotica can be purchased. /sarcasm
At my local Indigo (Canadian big box book retailer) not only is GYM DANDY
shelved with general fiction, but they want me to do a signing tied in with Pride week. And it's a very yuppie neighbourhood. (Yonge & Eglinton for anyone who knows Toronto.) Amazon might want to take a gander at the Canadian Human Rights Code before it discriminates on Amazon.ca. We tend not to protect our citizens from new ideas and alternative thinking.
I image this will be straightened out in a few days, but might not be without our/your vocal protests.
If anyone wants to purchase GYM DANDY from Amazon
, I'm okay with that. If you want alternatives, there's Barnes and Noble
for the print version, and my publisher lists all the links for electronic editions here: http://www.mlrpress.com/ShowBook.php?book=GYMDANDY
I'm now going to check #amazonfail
one more time and then it's off to a family dinner. Yes, I did allow the wonder that is Twitter to keep me from writing today. My bad.