loukasenna: (defyauthority by lanning)

Amazon explained the de-rankings as "a ham-fisted error" and books are getting relisted.
 
Still, this by Richard Eoin Nash (via [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge) is spot-on:

[...] it is always the GLBTQ books, the queer books, the non-normative books that get caught in the glitches, the ham-fisted errors.

loukasenna: (diana by lanning)

Smart Bitches have a plan to punish Amazon.
 
Amazon Rank

ETA: NY Times article about Amazon pulling dirty tricks on publishers.
loukasenna: (orly? by copperbadge)

Apparently Amazon.com has started stripping sales rankings from LGBT books. This is the explanation they gave writer Mark R. Probst:
 
In consideration of our entire customer base, we exclude "adult" material from appearing in some searches and best seller listsSince these lists are generated using sales ranks, adult materials must also be excluded from that feature.

A statement that might have been a little less ludicrous if this exclusion had not so specifically targeted LGBT books while books with similar but heterosexual content still have their rankings.

Also, if it isn't already clear where I'm going with this, what the fucking fuck, Amazon.com? I do not appreciate being told what is and what is not appropriate reading.


Learned about this here at [info]copperbadge.

Check [info]meta_writer for continued updates.
 
 

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