Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Color Online's Wish List Moving to B&N

Have you heard about Amazon removing sales rankings from Gay, Lesbian books? According to writer Mark R. Probst, Amazon began pulling ranking numbers saying they were removing rankings from adult content books. Read more at Jezebel's. If you can update us, please do.

In consideration of our entire customer base, we exclude "adult" material from appearing in some searches and best seller lists. Since these lists are generated using sales ranks, adult materials must also be excluded from that feature.Hence, if you have further questions, kindly write back to us.
Best regards,

Ashlyn D
Member Services Advantage

I have had other concerns with Amazon in the past, but with this issue I got act on principle here. I am migrating our wish list to Barnes & Noble. Many of our donations come from donors who shop in stores directly. The online list is more reference than anything else so I don't think donors will find the move inconvenient. I'm hoping our donors support and agree with me that Amazon's actions are unacceptable. We're outta there.


D Alexandra said...

sounds good to me! stand by your beliefs!

Color Online said...

Update: copied all our titles and deleted our list. I still have to create a new list.

We love gently used books so please don't let the absence of our wish list stop you from sending us books. :-)