Amazon confirms homophobic policy

Sales Ranks disappearing on Amazon?  What is going on?

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[info]storm_grant ‘s LJ

On the issue of Amazon suddenly stripping sales ranks from m/m, f/f and erotica, actual facts have been obtained.

Amazon is protecting is general readership from the evol gay and the pr0n. Read here: http://markprobst.livejournal.com/15293.html

http://vashtan.livejournal.com/490173.html

[info]asknosecrets is collecting links here: http://community.livejournal.com/meta_writer/11560.html

got #amazonfail going on twitter. Go tweet and protest! Think of it as signing an e-petition, only with 140 characters to express your outrage!

[info]vashtan is compiling a list of books that have been affected, here: http://community.livejournal.com/meta_writer/11992.html

What can you do?

Copied from erastes LJ

1. Sign the petition

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

2. Write to the CEO

Jeffrey Bezos.
1200 12th Avenue South,
Seattle,
Washington 98144-2734,
United States
Phone: 206-266-1000
Fax: 206-622-2405

3. Contact info for Amazon for calls, emails, faxes letters

http://clicheideas.com/amazon.htm

Also, if you have a book or books affected by the censorship, add their names to the list on meta_writer above.
Inform your publisher.
Write to any gblt paper you may be associated with.
Change your buy links for your books so they no longer link to Amazon.
If you were thinking of buying a Kindle, don’t!

Also Smart Bitches, of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books suggest a Google Bomb, where, by the magic of the internet, you post this link on your site/blog

Amazon Rank

and Amazon get instant bad publicity 😉

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Christian Otto
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I just signed the petition. This is simply outrageous and a discrimination. Working on the Google-Bomb from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books right now…

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Alex Beecroft
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Thanks Christian! If there wasn’t so much proof, including Amazon’s own admission, I would still find incredibly hard to believe that they could do this. Theology! They’ve de-ranked The Church & The Homosexual by John McNeill http://www.amazon.com/Church-Homosexual-John-J-McNeill/dp/0807079316/ for crying out loud! What’s “adult” about a work by a theologian showing that God loves GBLT people? That book saved my faith! Fiction is bad enough but censoring the love of God for his gay people is absolutely bloody obscene, and I’m shaking with fury at the thought. Unfortunately I’m off on a camping trip for all of tomorrow, so I won’t… Read more »
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