Friday, 12 August 2011

I have not yet begun to be irritating...

Reply Kindle Direct Publishing to me
show details 8:06 AM


As stated in our content guidelines, we reserve the right to determine what content we consider to be appropriate. This content includes both the cover art image and the content within the book.

We’re unable to elaborate further on specific details regarding our content guidelines.

Best regards,


Scarlet Harlot Publishing Scarlet Harlot Publishing to title-submissi., amarinda_jones
show details 8:45 AM

Dear Arthur

The thing with giving an answer is it has to make sense and justify your position. Pointing to the rules but not answering the question – ‘What I would like Arthur is for someone to explain to me why my book is not published and the schoolgirl/rape/porn books which blatantly violate your rules are?” - does not answer the question.

Your rules –

We don’t accept pornography or offensive depictions of graphic sexual acts.

**Please explain how this book –

"Included are compelling narratives of foodsex, phonesex, musclebear
prisonsex, dental blood, enemas, scat, piss, doublefucking, fisting and
; dildo initiation, mudsex, bestiality, crucifixion, sex in costumes, plenty
of BDSM (bondage / discipline / sadomasochism), and a dungeonful more…." fits that rule?

Why not Sinner then –

"He calls her sinner. She comes when he calls. But who is he?

Payton Ray finds herself under the control of an unknown man who takes her in wild, dirty pleasure and leaves her wanting more.”

Please explain how fist fucking, bestiality and crucifixion are deemed not offensive?

Offensive Content

What we deem offensive is probably about what you would expect.

Really? See above. Not offensive? Hmmm…

Illegal and Infringing Content
We take violations of laws and proprietary rights very seriously. It is your responsibility to ensure that your content doesn’t violate laws or copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other rights. Just because content is freely available does not mean you are free to copy and sell it.

Nope – this does not fit Sinner either.

Public Domain and Other Non-Exclusive Content
Some types of content, such as public domain content, may be free to use by anyone, or may be licensed for use by more than one party. We may choose not to sell a book if its content is undifferentiated or barely undifferentiated from one or more other books.

Nope – this does not fit Sinner either.

Poor Customer Experience
We don’t accept books that provide a poor customer experience. Examples include poorly formatted books and books with misleading titles, cover art or product descriptions. We reserve the right to determine whether content provides a poor customer experience.

Nope – this does not fit Sinner either.

The cover art – is a woman – no nipple showing with her finger in her mouth. Offensive? No.

“We’re unable to elaborate further on specific details regarding our content guidelines.”

The thing is Arthur, closing a door when someone asks a question you may not want to answer smacks at elitism and inequality.

I realize you are a worker at Amazon who gets to answer these emails and deal with pesky people like me. I also know that every company has a hierarchy. Please get someone higher up the Amazon food chain to give me a reason and not a standard shut-up-and-go-away-email.