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Amazon Best Books 2012 Gay/Lesbian Category?


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Initial post: Jan 2, 2013 3:55:54 PM PST
Jenta says:
Why did Amazon drop the the Gay/Lesbian category from the best books of 2012 list this year?

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 5:19:43 AM PST
Sue Mcmahon says:
The number of GLBT authors and publications have increased so dramatically over the last few years, it seems a serious omission in the absence of this category by Amazon.

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 4:38:15 PM PST
It is by product of "main streaming". This is a good thing... a book is judged on its overall merits not it's sexual orientation, no more special class...

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 8:53:10 AM PST
Jenta says:
Right, but then why have Literature/Fiction, Romance, Mystery/Suspense, if it is ALL fiction? What chance, say, does a gay romance stand of being included, when it is not as mainstream as a heterosexual romance?

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 6:00:16 PM PST
krp3693 says:
Amazon states: "While the Amazon Best Sellers list is a good indicator of how well a product is selling overall, it doesn't always indicate how well an item is selling among other similar items. Category and subcategory best seller lists were created to highlight an item's rank in the categories or subcategories where it really stands out." I can't imagine why Amazon would suddenly drop the Gay/Lesbian category from the best of the year lists.

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 6:18:17 PM PST
Aniko says:
It's a very disappointing decision by Amazon to drop the GLBT category in their best of 2012 list. I can't see any reasonable explanation as to why they would choose to do that.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 2:42:16 PM PST
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BOXERSON says:
So my friends what can we do? Stop buying from Amazon? E mail them and let them know you are sad as to how they handled things this year. Have all your friends e mail them. God bless you my brothers and sisters.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 2:42:30 PM PST
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Posted on Jan 27, 2013 12:21:14 AM PST
Do the GLBT authors write about being GLBT as a topic or do they write mysteries, fiction, non-fiction, romance, sci-fi, erotica, or self help type books? If they write books that fit into those genre categories do the really need a separate category based on their personal sexual preference? I don't care what their sexual preferences are, if they write a good book and people recommend it then I will most likely read it. The categories I listed are a good way to divide up the different genres quite nicely. Who you wish to have sex with is not a genre as far as I can tell. I'll probably get some criticism for my comments. Don't send me criticism send me recommendations of good books.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 1, 2013 5:34:47 PM PST
ASH says:
Well... the category has very little to do with the sexual orientations/gender identities of the authors and everything to do with the subject matter. LGBQ/TGNC protagonists, issues that are of particular relevance/importance to LGBQ/TGNC folks' lives, etc. Is that not obvious? That's what 'genre' means. It's characterized by content.
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