Amazon Stripped Sales Rank Listings Updated

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Just a note: we are keeping track of books being stripped of their Amazon sales rankings in our original Amazon Fail post. A few titles on the list: Full Frontal Feminism and Lady Chatterley's Lover.



Stephan Zielinski

I just got an email from an activist friend of mine, suggesting I go to Amazon and searching for "homosexuality". Doing so just now (2009 April 12 1531 PDT) returned as the top results:

1. A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality by Joseph

Nicolosi and Linda Ames Nicolosi (Paperback)

2. (Subcategories: Homosexuality: Fiction Nonfiction)

3. Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality, Revised and

Expanded Edition: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church

by Jack Rogers (Paperback)

4. For The Bible Tells Me So ~ Gene Robinson, Archbishop

Desmond Tutu, and Imogene Robinson (DVD)

5. Can Homosexuality Be Healed? by Francis

MacNutt (Paperback)

I've got a feeling somebody at Amazon noticed (or had it brought to their attention) that whatever algorithm they're using is returning results that suggest Amazon has a particular political/religious bent, and there is currently an "AAARGH! FIX IT! FIX IT NOW! DO SOMETHING! ANYTHING!" storm going on.

Probably a good time to fix popcorn, kick back, and watch the show...