Did Amazon ban an erotic ebook over nude drawings?

Late last November, a client of mine received a shocking email from Amazon: they were removing one of her erotic novels from Kindle Direct Publishing over violations of their content standards (such as they are), along with a threat that, should she violate these standards again, she would be permanently banned from KDP. Problem was, Amazon failed to specify the violating content. What made it even more of a mystery was that the ebook had already been on sale for over a year without complaint, the paperback version is still Read More …

The New Pornographer?

Recently I posted on the forum at Serif, the company whose software I used to design my website, a request for reviews. Among the responses one comment stood out:  a suggestion that as my site contains “mild nudity” I should have posted a warning to minors (the forum allows members aged 13+) as otherwise I was in violation of forum rules. The comment sucked me back to my early days in Alberta when I was accused of being a pornographer for displaying the same photos (of a nude mother and Read More …