Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Why AmazonFail Was About More than Sales

On the Entertainment Weekly website, Kate Ward really captures how I felt when my book was de-ranked and removed from the search results:

Even though Seymour's sales rank was restored four weeks after he issued his first complaint, he says the shunning still stings, especially since bookstores were the only outlets to provide homosexual-centric information and entertainment when he was growing up in the 1980s. "Bookstores for me were always sort of a safe place," he says. "And now, of course, Amazon is like a big virtual bookstore, and to feel booted out of that, it's hurtful in terms of the role that books have played in my life and in the lives of a lot of gay and lesbian people."

You can read the whole article -- which also has me stating "I'm not saying [Amazon] should have a flash of me stripping across the homepage..." -- here.

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