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updates from Sarah S. Brannen, children's author/illustrator

Amazonfail

There’s all sorts of talk about Amazon de-ranking many books with gay content, which means that they don’t show up in category searches. Uncle Bobby’s Wedding was de-ranked for a while last month, which mystified me at the time. It got its ranking back and now shows up as #9 if you do a general search for “homosexuality,” presumably because so many more popular books have lost their rankings.

Here are a few links about the issue:

http://blog.seattlepi.com/amazon/archives/166259.asp?source=rss

http://www.queerty.com/amazon-says-sorry-for-delisting-gay-books-twitter-doesnt-care-20090413/

http://www.towleroad.com/2009/04/amazon-deems-gay-books-adult-strips-sales-rankings.html

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/trends/amazon_anger_rises_on_twitter_113827.asp

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April 13, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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