From what I understand, for content, it's poop, pee, animals, rape-for-fun, and snuff, right?
Covers and titles should be a little cagey, right?
I can just picture some Amazon person sitting in a little room, "reading" all these books for content, just to make sure they conform, again and again and again.
What is so interesting is, at the same time, Amazon is repackaging VC Andrews work (which is incest central) as romance. They also have a trad pub book that depicts graphic sex scenes between an adult and minor. It's not as explicit as some of the erotica, but it's graphic, disturbingly graphic. There is no way pedophiles aren't buying that book and having a good ol' time. That book is not blocked OR filtered from search results.
As always, I continue to believe it's a profit margin issue. Traditional books make more money for Amazon. Known authors (VC Andrews) make more money. When you marginalize lower profit centers, you force consumers into higher prices points/bigger profits. So incest and pedophilia are A OKAY so long as Amazon has maximized revenues. If they don't find you valuable, there's no reason not to block you and they get to hide behind the morality of 'porn is horrible' which almost no one questions. It's slick.
And again, as I've said many times before, sex machines and other 'toys' are available complete with uncensored, unfiltered graphic photos.
What they do and what they say, don't match. It's not morality, it's money.
Of course Amazon can sell whatever they want BUT on the consumer level I believe it's fraudulent for their manipulation of the search results (for filtered books at least) to be a secret. If they are going to block access to books, they should inform the consumer. Imo it's price fixing along the lines of what Kohl's and JCPenney did, manipulating prices to maximize profits.
I am thankful I didn't write any taboo erotica, however, I have regular ol' shapeshifter romance
that has been filtered in the past. I could easily be blocked on Amazon's whim. Anyone could.