This is an embarrassing and ham-fisted cataloging error for a company that prides itself on offering complete selection.Amazon begins to re-rank affected 'adult' books; theories swirl [UPDATED] (via Lisa Gold)
It has been misreported that the issue was limited to Gay & Lesbian themed titles - in fact, it impacted 57,310 books in a number of broad categories such as Health, Mind & Body, Reproductive & Sexual Medicine, and Erotica. This problem impacted books not just in the United States but globally. It affected not just sales rank but also had the effect of removing the books from Amazon's main product search.
Many books have now been fixed and we're in the process of fixing the remainder as quickly as possible, and we intend to implement new measures to make this kind of accident less likely to occur in the future.
Nov 11: Copenhagen|
Nov 16: Filiporto, Brazil
Nov 20: London
Dec 3/4: Toronto
Pirate Cinema (YA novel)|
Rapture of the Nerds (adult novel)
With a Little Help (short stories)