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"So it goes."

Ella Mc's book blog. Brand new 2018 - Only books read after 1st January 2018

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Amazon Has Shadow-Banned Romance Titles from the Kindle Store

First reported by Motherboard here: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bjpjn4/amazon-erotica-best-seller-rankings-removed

 

with more information & updates in the URL above

 

Apparently Amazon (in its infinite wisdom about books -- enough that they can't tell the Bronte sisters apart, let alone their novels) is deciding on its own what is "erotica" and what is "romance" - and they're banning/not listing/not counting/not advertising various titles that they have decided fall into the erotica part of that equation. I just read "erotica" during an historical fiction book, so I do wonder how they're making the decisions.