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Amazon.com’s new “adult” policy.

While good god-fearing people were celebrating the religious holidays this weekend Amazon.com took the liberty of removing certain lgbt books from its sales ranking because they’re apparently considered “adult” content.

Some of the titles include:

James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room
Annie Proulx Brokeback Mountain
Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness.

They’re reason?

“In consideration of our entire customer base, we exclude “adult” material from appearing in some searches and best seller lists. Since these lists are generated using sales ranks, adult materials must also be excluded from that feature.

When contacted about the change Amazon.com spokesperson Patty Smith said, Essentially, there’s a glitch in our system and it’s being fixed.”

Here is a more comprehensive list o the books de-ranked.

Here’s a picture of a book still readily available at amazon


and courtesy of cnet news, a list of book still available at amazon.com:

• “Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds” by Chronicle Books (pictures of over 600 naked women)
• Rosemary Rogers’ “Sweet Savage Love” (explicit heterosexual romance)
• Kathleen Woodiwiss’ “The Wolf and the Dove” (explicit heterosexual romance)
• Bertrice Smal’s “Skye o’Malley,” (which are all explicit heterosexual romances)
• Alan Moore’s “Lost Girls” (which is a very explicit sexual graphic novel)

There is also currently a petition online the reverse this decision.

If you’re feeling particularly inspired you can return that kindle you just bought.

More info here and here.

  1. spamcarnival
    April 13, 2009 at 2:04 PM

    It’s funny because I have this long wish list on amazon.com that’s entirely LGBT related. Well, no longer shall I purchase goods from there.

  2. The humans are dead
    April 13, 2009 at 3:36 PM

    I definitely almost bought like 20 million books from them last night. Glad I didn’t

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