I am really, really disappointed in Amazon's shenanigans. I've been a long time Amazon shopper and I've always liked the way Jeff Bezos tackles things, but I'm saddened and angry with the apparent suppression of GLBT fiction and non-fiction, in the name of a supposedly "family friendly" website. It's crap. If Laurell K. Hamilton's books can show up on the bestseller list, how is that somehow more family friendly than a gay romance, or a book to help questioning young adults? http://community.livejournal.com/meta_writer/11369.html>Link at MetaWriterAmazonFail on twitter
You can call Amazon and (politely) voice your displeasure with this new policy - 206-266-1000
You can sign a petition to ask Amazon why this new policy is mainly being applied to LGBT themed books, many of which are not at all sexually explicit, here
One of the saddest personal points of this, to me, is that as a new writer (and more on that later), one of the things I was MOST looking forward to was seeing a book I was a part of on Amazon. It would appear, at least based on recent actions, that they don't actually want me there.
I hate being disillusioned on a Sunday.