Funny, as an earlier email to an author specifically said it was intentional.Nate Hoffelder said:Here's the official word from Amazon PR:
"A recent Kindle Store change inadvertently affected the display of sales rank for some titles. We have corrected this issue."
yeah, no - this was no glitch
Intentional, and possibly a knee-jerk reaction to FOSTA, a conclusion drawn after reading an article in The Guardian (below). So, I don't think this story is over.PaulineMRoss said:I suspect the original change was intentional. They made some subtle tweak to the algorithm that identifies erotica and got it wrong
I agree with this. Erotica makes Amazon a lot of money. They don't actually want to get rid of it, just stop customers complaining about it (like that's ever going to happen). If they had an adequate adult filter, I think writers would be happy.I don't for one moment imagine that anyone seriously said: let's hide this Fifty Shades thing that makes us so much money.
A knee-jerk reaction that fortunately someone realised made no sense.Dpock said:Intentional, and possibly a knee-jerk reaction to FOSTA, a conclusion drawn after reading an article in The Guardian (below). So, I don't think this story is over.