Daily Archives: April 12, 2009

What’s Going On With Amazon

While I was jamming several thousand calories worth of food down my gullet today, people online were getting riled up that Amazon has started delisting a bunch of books (i.e., dropping their Amazon sales rankings) because they were supposedly “adult” themed, notably books with gay and lesbian subject (but not, it seems, exclusively so). The Los Angeles Times has the details here; what I know is what I’ve read there.

Since this is happening over a holiday weekend and it’s a little much to expect a coherent explanation and/or excuse on an Easter Sunday, I’m personally keeping my pitchfork in reserve until tomorrow. At the very least this looks pretty weird and possibly very dumb. But it’s best to hear what Amazon’s got to say first.