Amazon Excluding LGBT Material from Searches

Yeah, I know.  I said I wouldn’t post and would keep it to comments, but I thought this might raise some eyebrows and generate some group groaning.

The title pretty much says it all, but it seems Amazon may be backing down.  When I find out for sure, I’ll let you know.  Until then, you can read all about it.

http://markprobst.livejournal.com/15293.html

wicked

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8 responses to “Amazon Excluding LGBT Material from Searches

  1. I noticed they say they are excluding all adult material, or are they saying under hushed breath that it’s based on “sales” I’m assuming that also doesn’t include sex toys and collectible issues of Penthouse and Playboy.

    Not that I would know personally. 😀

    Sounds like Amazon is well on there way to becoming the Photobucket of online buying. Pretty soon they will only be selling baby pictures and wedding albums.

  2. wicked

    I got wind of the Amazon “ban” because apparently some Harlequin Spice books have disappeared from the listings on Amazon. Don’t quote me, but I think the Spice line is considered erotica. I haven’t read it, don’t write for it, and have no opinions pro or con. It’s not my bag of tea, but I don’t tell others what they can and can’t read. Censorship isn’t my “thang”.

    The topic of Amazon excluding yada yada is showing up on quite a few blogs. I checked out the first in the list below what I posted. I’m curious to see where this leads.

  3. frigginloon

    Now what the hell am I going to do? It’s back to the local newsagent with a paper bag over my head!

  4. frigginloon

    Hmm, there goes my idea for my first book “Friggin Loon : The Kama Sutra Poses That Really Hurt”.

    http://frigginloon.wordpress.com/2009/04/12/couple-rushed-to-hospital-after-getting-stuck-in-a-karma-sutra-position/

  5. jammer5

    Ahhh . . . good ole censorship, Fahrenheit 451 and the moral majority.

  6. I have no problem avoiding Amazon.
    Gotta have some of that ‘trickle down’ to use them anyway.

  7. wicked

    sekan,

    There are a lot of authors who avoid Amazon because of the prominence of the used books button. I think Amazon has changed that some.

    I don’t buy a lot of books, mainly because I already have more than I have places for and rarely all the time I’d like to have to read. But I do have a weakness for movies and have found Amazon to have the best prices on them.