For those who write and read erotica, especially BDSM-themed, you know that lately there has been an escalation in what seems to be an attack on these works and authors by several sites (one in particular) , based on content THEY find offensive. The folks over at Pink Flamingo, one of my publishers, are very active fighting against this sort of thing, but sometimes it’s like beating your head against a brick wall. In any case, they’ve asked that I re-post this for them, and as they have put it so much better than I ever could, I’m happy to do so. And considering a couple of my titles, it’s likely I’m going to be banned in some of these places as well.
Unfortunately, I don’t have time to add my own rant in at the moment (off to a friend’s daughter’s wedding – when did the kids grow up and we get old?), but rest assured, I will be back to speak about this again. In the meantime, please read what PF is dealing with and see the ways you can prevent being cut off from your favorite erotic books and authors.
We understand that the retailers have made it quite easy on customers to get our books, especially with their 1-click buttons. But when they make our content harder to find, unless you’re a searching guru or they just take our books down, what will our customers or any erotica book lovers do?Our request is simple. If you want to keep seeing the books that you love, from the authors you want to read, please buy the books directly from the publisher or from Indie Retailers. We have quite a few Indie Retailers that will be happy to help you find the books you want and need.
Please spread the word. It is your right to pick what you want to read and what you find offensive.