Instead of repeating the chorus of outrage about Amazon.com’s new policy of categorizing almost all GLBT literature by GLBT authors as “adult” material (and thereby removing its sales ranking data and excluding it from some book searches, with the effect of marginalizing it even further), I’d like to direct you toward the Publisher’s Weekly article about it (which makes me think, as a certain Bitch would, “Hmm, I smell bullshit”), as well as the source of that link, Famous Author Rob Byrnes, whose books have all been labeled adult, and another writer who’s been similarly affected.
Oh, and guess what else is on that list? So this directly affects me as well (although strangely, when doing a search on the keywords “fool for love,” the paperback edition doesn’t show up but the Kindle version does. So even their glitch, apparently, has a glitch.
Even more troubling (and tiresome) is the task of moving my wish list from Amazon to another bookseller’s Web site in advance of my particularly milestone-ish birthday coming up, as I expect a landslide of text-based gifts to be coming my way.
But if they come from Amazon, and Amazon hasn’t changed its ways, they’ll be going right back.