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How to sell pseudo-incest on Amazon

Bondi Beach
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Here's the blurb for Pegged As Curious: Taboo Home Pegging, by Jade Celeste (bolding in original):

"When Nicole stumbles across a novelty sized toy beneath her young man's bed, questions predictably follow. When the young man opens up, his answers lead the woman of the house toward temptation, and into the most taboo experience of her life!"

You can see where this is going, confirmed when you open the preview: it's stepmother and stepson. Apparently the strategy is based on an assumption Amazon will screen the blurb rather than the text. (Leave aside future complaints, if any, from offended readers.)

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Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Bondi Beach

You can see where this is going, confirmed when you open the preview: it's stepmother and stepson. Apparently the strategy is based on an assumption Amazon will screen the blurb rather than the text. (Leave aside future complaints, if any, from offended readers.)

Amazon does not scan submitted text for keywords. Instead, they rely entirely on reader complaints. Unfortunately, a single complain will get your book banned, and two will get you permanently banned from publishing on Amazon (not that bad if you use a fake name, but restricting if you publish with your actual name). What's worse, authors have NO recourse. There's no review, there's no appeal process. Once anyone complains, for any reason, your book is history.

Most people peddle porn on Amazon use alternate emails with no bank account (so Amazon sends them checks after a couple months). If someone objects, they simply post a new title, under a new ID if necessary. Their fans recognize their work, and most don't really care about the author anyway, simply recognizing the suggestive descriptions.

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