Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Is Amazon Censoring Kindle Again?

According to several writers and readers of incest-themed books, Amazon deleted them from Kindle sales, as well as from the collections of those who had already purchased them. Further, one reader claims to have been criticized for his taste in "literature" when he called to complain.

Amazon claims it was simply a technical issue which disallowed those who had already purchased the selections to re-download them and the issue was fixed. However, Amazon has a pretty rocky history in this department. At one point, the company removed a number of books dealing with homosexuality, labeling them "Adult Content," despite the fact that the books were not all adult in nature. Last month, Amazon pulled an e-book on how to groom children for pedophilia following consumer complaints.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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