This time, it's a novel:
On December 9, 2010, I was contacted by CreateSpace (Amazon’s Print on Demand service) who publishes my print books. They informed me that my title, Back to the Garden, had been removed for violating their “content guidelines.” When I consulted their guidelines I found them so vague as to be useless—were they saying my content was illegal? Public domain? Stolen? Offensive? (All of these were on the list). When I inquired as to the specifics of the violation, they were not forthcoming, and sent a form letter response stating that Amazon “may, in its sole discretion, at any time, refuse to list or distribute any content that it deems inappropriate.”
Back to the Garden is "erotic incest fantasy fiction." (Oddly, Amazon continues to carry just about every iteration of Flowers in the Attic that you can imagine.) Look: I know it's a blogging cliche to use phrases like "slippery slope" and evoke Niemöller's "first they came for the Jews..." statement, but it's really true: Where will Amazon stop? Most people said that the pedophilia book was outrageous because it wasn't fiction. Now Amazon is pulling fiction. When will they post a simple-to-understand policy about what they will and will not carry? As more and more people get Kindles and become reliant on Amazon as the primary provider of their books, this question becomes more and more important.