Sunday, April 12, 2009

Fascists and Google Bombs

Attention writers, readers, and those that use language and value freedom of choice:

Amazon.com is "stripping the sales figures and accompanying rankings from GLBTQ books, erotica, and romance novels, particularly those with what they term "adult content." Quoted from this article over at the Smart Bitches Love Trashy Books site.

Authors are beginning to report that since having their sales ranking stripped, their books are no longer found in searches on Amazon.com.

What a buncha bullshit!

The smart bitches over at Smart Bitches have organized a Google Bomb:


I'm sure I don't have to spell out why this is important.

Do your part ... follow the link and repost it as many times in as many places as you can. The link should read: Amazon Rank

This is armchair activism at its finest!

Also, I just read that Powell's Books is considering organizing a GLBTQ book sale in response to Amazon.com's fascist asshattery.

Go Powell's!!!

Why is this important to me?  Well, I love my freedom of choice and abhor censorship, of-course.  But I also write erotica, which is one of the genres being de-ranked by Amazon.com.  So yeah, this one's personal.  

3 comments:

VeganWoman said...

That is really rediculous! What is next?

Chelsea said...

That is so fucked! I am proud of Powell's though for standing up to them. Thanks for the info!

jessy said...

that's bullshit, indeed! you better believe i'm gonna do what i can about this too, Marni! what a load of crap! angryface!