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AmazonFail: The Video

  • Apr. 13th, 2009 at 12:09 AM
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serafina_zane wrote:
Apr. 13th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
Okay, by "The New Oxford...Bible" I was legitimately cracking up.
dajoey wrote:
Apr. 13th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
amy... i love you
cared wrote:
Apr. 13th, 2009 04:25 am (UTC)
You Rock!
anywherebeyond wrote:
Apr. 13th, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
I'm gonna go listen to Indigo Girls right now...

*cackle* Nicely done, yo.
watchmebe wrote:
Apr. 13th, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
...okay, seriously though, I really like the Indigo Girls.
(no subject) - blackwithenvy - Apr. 13th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
tamarak wrote:
Apr. 13th, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
Bravo.
(Anonymous) wrote:
Apr. 13th, 2009 04:45 am (UTC)
Oh noes!
Thank goodness you are helping them complete their list of offensive materials! Lest my delicate senses be offended in passing!

I love the power of the people that comes with the internet!

Great vid!
ex_jennilind201 wrote:
Apr. 13th, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)
Very good vlog. This whole thing is just insane. I hope they release a statement soon and adjust things.
pellnell wrote:
Apr. 13th, 2009 07:24 am (UTC)
This is amazing.

I've been suggesting that everyone shop Powell's instead. They're considering a sale on GLBT books in response to this debacle.
ext_136835 wrote:
Apr. 13th, 2009 12:01 pm (UTC)
You rock.
lizzie wrote:
Apr. 13th, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
Awesome

ETA: In case you didn't know, you can create a video review for books on Amazon. Perhaps this needs to be a review for some of those books that make you gay? :-)

Edited at 2009-04-13 04:15 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) wrote:
Apr. 13th, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
Amazon's fail whale
Loved your video, and posted it on FB.

Seriously, though, amazon's decision is worse than it seems.

It's important to realize that they're not just ghettoizing gay books, but also gay authors, whether a book has much gay content or not.

My 19th book is a memoir about my family's encounters with Germany--my parents in the Holocaust, mine as an author with books translated into German.

Here are amazon reader tags for "My Germany," which has been de-ranked:

holocaust(7)
lev raphael(7)
memoir(7)
germany(6)
jewish(6)
judaica(5)
gay and lesbian(4)
gay(1)

The tags accurately reflect the book's themes and subjects (though it's also a travelogue and I don't know if that's an amazon tag or not).

http://www.levraphael.com/mygermany.html

The gay content is woven in, but hardly a major aspect of the book.

Oh, Amazon! Oh, Morons!
(Anonymous) wrote:
Apr. 13th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
Dumbledore was gay wasn't he?
sartorias wrote:
Apr. 13th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
Oh lord I thought I'd bust a gasket laughing!
(Anonymous) wrote:
Apr. 13th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
How did you do that with a straight face? I would have actually died laughing.

--Liam
kalitara wrote:
Apr. 13th, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)
This is brilliant. I burst out laughing several times!!

And... it goes without saying "Moby Dick"!!

LOL!
martianmooncrab wrote:
Apr. 13th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
there is a Pop-Up book for that story. Really.
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