Monday, April 13, 2009

Amazon's New Adult Labeling Policy

Amazon, arguably the world's largest book-seller, has made a small change in their classification system which has HUGE ramifications. They recently introduced the category "Adult," for books. Those books categorized Adult will not be ranked, nor will they appear in Best-Seller lists, nor will they appear on many searches, even exact title searches. Nor is there a way to include these titles using the Advanced Search option.

Additionally, the category Adult includes a vast quantity of new LGBT literature, much of which is now being excluded from most Amazon searches. To read more about this very disturbing development check out this Daily Kos post. And voice your concerns to Amazon!

1 comment:

Night Monkey said...

Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Paul. I wonder what the story is behind THIS policy. I guess we will never know if it is labeled as "adult". Gad.