let's get the seven lines. (bookshop) wrote,
let's get the seven lines.

Amazon is yanking the site rankings and search results inclusion of books with GLBTQ content.

Amazon.com has decided to strip the site rankings of books that have so-called "adult content," and remove them from "certain search results," according to an amazon representative earlier today.

meta_writer has a link roundup plus a list of books that have been affected. It includes but is not limited to: Rita Mae Brown, Annie Proulx's "Brokeback Mountain", Christopher Isherwood, Edmund White, E.M. Forster, False Colours, a m/m historical with no explicit sex which had just broken through to enter into the top-10 bestselling historical novels list before Amazon yanked its search results, The Well of Loneliness, Jeanette Winterson's Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, Tipping the Velvet, abd all of Alex Sanchez's seminal Rainbow Boys YA series. And the list is growing.

Meanwhile? Amazon continues to list straight, heterosexual erotica in its search results and rankings.

eta: the novel I mentioned, Love's Last Chance, is now showing up now under "books" as a search result; it wasn't before. I also checked this out with Krendal Kraus's other book, an AIDS memoir, and the same thing is happening - the search results were empty before but are there now. So I don't know what that was about, sorry for the confusion. also apparently when you sign out THE RESULTS CHANGE? WTF AMAZON.

CALL AMAZON. 800-201-7575 There's also a petition of protest here.


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