Amazon Blames Tech For Deletion Of Erotic Incest BookS

Good news for fans of incest-themed erotic fiction: Amazon says it's all been a big misunderstanding. They blame tech issues.

Selena Kitt, who had self-published several incest-themed books available on the Kindle Store, had complained that the Kindle store had withdrawn them. She said other authors of similar content had complained. But a rep for Amazon contacted us and said it wasn't intentional:

Due to a technical issue, for a short window of time three books were temporarily unavailable for re-download by customers who had previously purchased them. When this was brought to our attention, we fixed the problem and those books were once again made available for re-download. We apologize for the inconvenience.

It's not clear whether that applies to the authors who complained on this thread that their books had been deleted.

Last year, authors of books with gay and lesbian themes complained that they had been re-catalogued as "adult," stripping them of their sales rankings and lowering their search optimization. Amazon blamed a glitch, and declined to comment on one hacker's claim that he'd rigged it.

Earlier: Erotic Incest-Themed Fiction Deleted From Kindle Store