Sunday, April 12, 2009

Amazon Fail: A Quick Update

Via awesome reader/blogging buddy Lisa Chellman:

If you follow Neil Gaiman on Twitter, you already know this, but for the rest of us: has made the sickening and, apparently, homophobic maneuver of hiding sales ranks for a slew of books with LGBTQ content. These sales ranks are tied in with whether/how books appear on sales lists and come up in searches on Amazon. In other words, we've got an issue of visibility and accessibility as well as (un)equal treatment here.

Read the whole post here.

Read more at Alterdestiny, reported by former Mag intern/political/comics journalist dynamo Sarah J.

Up-to-the-minute updates are found at Twitter keyword #amazonfail

I will be boycotting and its affiliates until they explain themselves, at the very least. All book links will lead to Powell's, Booksense, or WorldCat as appropriate.


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