(TRIGGER ALERT, UPDATED) #Amazonfail Twitstorm: Kindle Store Selling Self-Published Pedophilia How-To

7 years ago

I haven't read the book. I certainly don't want to. It seems to me, and again I'm not a legal expert, that this book violates Amazon's content guidelines. Hopefully the public outcry in response to the book will mean that it is removed, but only Amazon can make that decision.

But if they don't remove it, I know this -- I will not buy anything from a company that sells this material. I would not shop in a physical store that would display that on the shelf, and why should it be any different online? The holidays are the on the horizon. I have a lot of shopping to do. If Amazon continues to sell this book, I know that they will not get a single penny of my money, nor will any of the companies they own. I'll take my money somewhere else.

Will you shop Kindle with this book present?

Updated 11/11, 11 a.m. ET, by Editors of BlogHer: Overnight, Amazon pulled and replaced the book several times. As this post was updated, the book appears to be down and the page is yielding an error.

As Wednesday progressed, the story went from being one primarily covered in the blogosphere to one noticed by mainstream media, including ABC, CNBC, CBS and CNN.
MSNBC.

Contributing Editor Karen Ballum also blogs at Sassymonkey and Sassymonkey Reads.

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