Amazonfail

Apr. 13th, 2009 12:42 am
desayunoencama: (Default)
[personal profile] desayunoencama
I'm digusted with Amazon.

If you haven't been reading about what has been happening, check out this post:
http://markprobst.livejournal.com/15293.html

In an nutshell, most books with LGBT content have had their amazon sales rank numbers stripped and are not showing up in the search functions.

Type in "homosexuality" now and the first thing that comes up is A PARENT'S GUIDE TO PREVENTING HOMOSEXUALITY. Book 3 is YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE GAY. Book 5. is CAN HOMOSEXUALITY BE HEALED?

Please sign the petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/in-protest-at-amazons-new-adult-policy

And please consider buying your books someplace else.

http://Indiebound.org is a great resource/community, a list of independent bookstores and other independent and local shops.

Date: 2009-04-12 10:44 pm (UTC)
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
From: [personal profile] rosefox
On the bright side, For the Bible Tells Me So is pro-queer. But otherwise, yes, this is pretty horrible.

Also, I think your last link there is misspelled.

Date: 2009-04-12 11:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] desayunoencama.livejournal.com
I before E except after C--or except if I'm typing... Sigh.
:-)

Thanks.

Date: 2009-04-13 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoe-trope.livejournal.com
Powell's!

PDKTF still has its sales ranking, which almost makes me feel bad. Gotta make sure my next book is extra-gay.

I can't wait to read about Amazon's next quarterly profits summary. I hope their sales take a nosedive.

Date: 2009-04-13 06:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deusabscondidum.livejournal.com
This is just hideously stupid. I'm glad so many authors are writing about this, and everyone is up in arms about it.

Date: 2009-04-13 07:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darknote.livejournal.com
how irresponsible.

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