Got a better idea of why my books were dropped by Amazon. It seems a few months ago it was discovered a man in Colorado had self-published a book through Amazon about how to be a pedophile and it garnered national attention. Being one of those people who thinks pedophiles are diseased and to be avoided, and because I haven't been watching the news due to being so sick of what's happening in Washington thanks to Obama's cowardice, I hadn't heard anything about it. Anyway, his book was removed and he's currently under police protection because he's getting death threats even though, technically speaking, he hadn't broken any laws. Hmph, the cops'll protect a creep writing about having sex with children but they run hammer and tongs after a guy revealing corruption in our government. The irony is too obscene.
So...about a month ago, a "reporter" for the Seattle Fox affiliate checked Amazon's online catalog to see if the book had really been removed, and discovered they carry a LOT of erotica (and, apparently, sex toys). She did a report on it...and guess which book lead the way? "How To Rape A Straight Guy." I guess that explains why there was a sudden spike in sales.
Well, Amazon got spooked and pulled it along with the second volume of "Rape In Holding Cell 6" and the kindle of both HTRASG and RIHC6, v1. And then they lied to me and said they don't do that sort of thing. That the publisher pulled it. He had a big laugh at that.
However, he also says I should lay low until this blows over and even wants me to remove some of the other posts I made about the situation. Problem is, that won't work.
1. It makes me look like I'm ashamed of my books and I am not. HTRASG is a strong indictment of society's casual cruelty towards people it deems unworthy, and it shows what happens when you treat a man like a dog his whole life -- you wind up betting bitten. RIHC6 deals with corruption in the criminal "justice" system that is so bad, people are getting away with murder...even as it points out that revenge only leads to madness.
2. It's already out there. If someone wants to find my writings online, they can. Google my name and my books come up. So even if I wanted to run and hide, I couldn't. Not for long. And then it would look a hundred times worse than it does now.
Besides, you can still get HTRASG through Barnes & Noble and other places; those come up on Google, too. And my other books -- Porno Manifesto and Bobby Carapisi -- are still up, as is the paperback of RIHC6v1.
Now here I am -- fulfilling Andy Warhol's famous saying. Be interesting to see what happens next.