Heads-up, self-pubbed smut writers: Amazon's deleting content again.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Yes, Amazon is a business, and as such is perfectly within their rights to delete content.

Again, it goes to HOW they're deciding to delete such content, without giving prior notice or without clarifying their "acceptable content" rules, that really sucks. (Again, please don't scream censorship. They're a company and can do what they want. Does it suck? Yes. Is it censorship? No, because only governments can enact "censorship" by legal definition.)

Link to the deets at kboards.com

Feel free to spread this story. I suspect if Amazon's going on a tear, it'll be a HUGE boon for Smashwords, who I hear is trying to perfect their sending files to Kindle feature. If so, it'll be Amazon's loss (in income) and Smashwords' gain.

3 reader comments:

  1. Anonymous said...:

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10289983-56.html

    Remember, this is the company that sucked purchased content off Kindles when it decided it didn't want to sell them after all. There is no way to trust scAmazon with anything

  1. Anonymous said...:

    And as "Consumers" it's our choice who we want to buy or trade with....So, if amazon wants to get Picky about the What, Where, When, and Who...Let them, as it'll just cause them $$$$$$ which is what they talk....

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Oh, okay, I'm a total book fiend, like trolling on Amazon's freebie lists when I run out of my little mad money for books, kind of book fiend. I won't even have a clue if I'm missing a few, unless it's a favorite author.Cue another rant by me about sucky, freeze up, 'collection' apps for kindle fire.
    More important though seriously-
    When they're deleting content, are they pulling it from our online libraries too? This does suck, but business is business. PS Totally not the place to write this but- have you been watching this season of Polyamory: Married and Dating? If you get a chance, I'd love to know you're thoughts on this year. My mind is buzzing w the relationship drama, but I really miss last year's trio.
    Many thanks for such great stories- Ann