Some companies, like Amazon, will sell anything for a buck

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Thursday, November 11, 2010, 8:24 am

in News,Publishing

I will not link to this “writer” (and I use the term loosely) or to any of his books on Amazon. Read the story for yourself.

Amazon offers the same canned response to all that they don’t “promote hatred or criminal acts,” but they can’t remove the book because that would be censorship. Setting aside the gross immorality and illegality of sexual activity between adults and minors, Amazon, which coincidentally previously sold subscriptions to NAMBLA Bulletin, apparently draws the line at censorship. How noble. Except, that they do censor adult porn — sex between consenting adults. They even provide links for reporting such offensive content. But apparently promoting adult-child sexual contact is not offensive enough for them. UPDATE: The pedophile love guide has been removed.

Anyway, all this leads me to my point that Amazon will sell anything to make a buck — and I mean anything. If you read this author’s descriptions of his own books, he’s barely literate, leaving me to wonder if he even sells any books, unless it’s to other illiterates just like him who wouldn’t know the difference. And, based on the angry responses from (now former) Amazon customers, I’ve got to wonder about Amazon’s commercial sense.

From the pedophile how-to manual:

This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian [sic] rules for these adults to follow. I hope to achieve this by appealing to the better nature of pedosexuals, with hope that their doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps liter [sic] sentences should they ever be caught.

The same author also writes (again, I use the term loosely) anti-God books:

An examination of man and his many notions of “God” with an aim toward disproving the existence of any universal intelengence [sic] of omnipotent creator.

Hmmm… when you’re this bereft of intelligence yourself, how do you go about this task?

There’s several more examples of such poorly written descriptions. This man can’t string a sentence or two together without making huge mistakes. I can’t understand why any reputable company in the business of selling books — promoting reading and literacy — would give him a platform to sell his semi-literate scribblings.

I guess the answer is clear and I already stated it: anything for a buck. While Amazon may have zero standards, I do, which is why I won’t be promoting Amazon on this site any further. I’ll be spending the next few days removing links to Amazon from this site. Kindle eBooks are highly proprietary anyway, and I strongly recommend other sources for eBooks. I list several options in the sidebar under the “eBook Sources” heading. Feel free to check out those sites for eBooks that can be read on all readers.

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