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Initial post: Jul 6, 2014 10:58:54 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 11:00:56 AM PDT
Amazon banning books? Are you out of your mind? Amazon doesn't ban anything unless they are flat-out illegal, like for example stolen copyrighted works. Have you seen the stuff Amazon publishes? There are no limits.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 11:01:55 AM PDT
Amazon doesn't ban books. What are you talking about?

Amazon, like any other retailer, doesn't have to carry everything. There may be books you can't find here, or socks. That doesn't mean they are banning socks. Just that they don't carry every single sock brand that is made.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 11:04:33 AM PDT
KAragon says:
Do you think you're talking to Amazon? If so, you're not.

What specific books are you talking about? Amazon doesn't seem to ban anything but they certainly can't sell something that isn't available.

Other thought- Contact Amazon and ask them. There should be a help link right at the top of this page.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 11:08:44 AM PDT
Mike says:
You're certainly not speaking for me! If the purpose of this whining rant is to tell Amazon something, you're way off the mark.

BTW, when you talk about "there books", the correct word is "their".

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 11:11:10 AM PDT
In such situations as this when you don't have any idea what you're talking about, you should really rethink the concept of "speaking for others," or at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 11:22:58 AM PDT
[Crazypants Trophy]

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 11:30:05 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 11:47:27 AM PDT
I am 53 years old I think I am old enough to decide what I want or don't want to read.
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Then you are old enough to understand that you have no idea what you are talking about.

Talk to the publisher(s) of any eBook that you want to read or use your local library to get the eBook.

*53 years old & acts like a child throwing a tantrum*

SMH!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 11:55:03 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
just an idea, but maybe the publisher pulled the book for formatting problems?

Posted on Jul 6, 2014 11:58:15 AM PDT
Wondering says:
Amazon apparently does refuse to carry books with certain kinds of content (or did back in 2011 when the articles I mention below were written). Call me a narrow-minded prude if you'd like, but I can't say I blame them for not wanting to carry books with that kind of content.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/amazon-execs-cant-define-porn-but-they-know-it-when-they-see-it/

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/amazon-continues-to-censor-titles-but-wont-say-why/

However the flipside to doing that is that apparently books which don't fit the above criteria sometimes get banned/removed as well. Here's an article on that subject from last year (2013)

http://indiereader.com/2013/10/banning-books/

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 12:01:34 PM PDT
What book are you referring to? Unless the US government bans a book (which I don't think they have done in a long while) then any book is available (if offered by a publisher).

Posted on Jul 6, 2014 12:04:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 6, 2014 12:07:02 PM PDT
Toby John says:
All of the books the OP has reviewed are BDSM erotica. Although Amazon allows a huge amount of erotica to be published and a fair amount of taking-it-further plain porn, even they have their limits and refuse to publish some books due to subject matter. Perhaps this is what the OP is going on about. In which case, the material is still not "banned," Amazon simply chooses not to sell it, perhaps because it flirts with legal issues. ETA - perhaps the OP would care to share with us the titles of the books formerly on her Wish List. That would clarify things ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 12:06:05 PM PDT
I see little value in linking to news articles that are over 3 years old.

Walmart can decide to carry a book or not, so can Kmart, Bookmart, or any other Blankmart there is. So can Amazon. For any reason.

That is not the same as banning books. In that decision to not carry a book, they are not trying to stop that (legal) book from being printed and or sold. They are not trying to prevent any adult from having access. They are not buying them up and burning them. They are simply not selling it.

That.is.not.book.banning.

Posted on Jul 6, 2014 2:05:29 PM PDT
PS56k says:
yup - 53yr old Ghost Rider Chick -
as everyone is trying to point out - big difference between BANNED vs JUST NOT CARRIED
And, I'm guessing you found those exact "un-named" books over on the other websites ?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 2:05:55 PM PDT
+1000

Posted on Jul 6, 2014 2:06:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 6, 2014 2:08:31 PM PDT
PS56k says:
yup - 53yr old Ghost Rider Chick -
as everyone is trying to point out - big difference between BANNED vs JUST NOT CARRIED
And, I'm guessing you found those exact "un-named" books over on the other websites ?

BTW - if you want to know the difference.... try reading - The Book Thief - (or see the movie)

Posted on Jul 6, 2014 3:13:33 PM PDT
Wondering says:
A company choosing not to carry a book is basically banning it from its site. However, a company choosing to ban a book from it's site (something it has every right to do) is not the same as a universal ban being enacted against the book - which is what the phrase "banning books" tends to imply. Sorry if I didn't make it clear that that's how I see it.

All I was simply meaning to say in my earlier post is that Amazon choosing not to carry certain kinds of books is probably what the original poster was talking about.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 3:20:13 PM PDT
Miss Carol says:
Exactly what I was going to suggest. Books from my wish list go missing occasionally for that reason. A lot of time, if you go back to searching the Kindle store - you can find that title with its new number. I then add it to my wish list once again. Not exactly hard to do.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 3:22:30 PM PDT
"A company choosing not to carry a book is basically banning it from its site."

It just isn't the correct term. Amazon doesn't carry the Gold Toe socks I like. But you wouldn't say they were banning socks. It is a marketing choice.

Every retailer makes choices. To NOT carry something is not banning. And using the term "banning" when talking about those choices is to use the wrong word/term.

Banning--2
: to prohibit especially by legal means <ban discrimination>; also : to prohibit the use, performance, or distribution of <ban a book> <ban a pesticide>

Posted on Jul 6, 2014 3:32:13 PM PDT
I wish Ammy would ban doofusses. Doofi. More than one doofus.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 3:38:07 PM PDT
So, would that be a gaggle, litter, clutch, brood, herd, kine, flock, or a swarm of Doofi?

I like plethora.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 4:08:55 PM PDT
kindle is a litter of kittens ..... so it could be a kindle of doofi?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 4:19:57 PM PDT
R. Wilde says:
So how bad was it to get banned... kiddie porn or something?

Posted on Jul 6, 2014 4:22:08 PM PDT
I believe it is an ignorance of doofi.
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