Amazon's Monsterotica Controversy

Amazon's Monsterotica Controversy

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Updated Jan 27, 2014 at 09:46PM EST by Brad.

Added Jan 24, 2014 at 05:52PM EST by Don.

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Overview

Amazon’s Monsterotica Controversy refers to the removal of adult-themed book titles from the Amazon Kindle store which contained graphic sexual encounters with various horror creatures.

Background

In December 2011, stay-at-home mother Virginia Wade published a novella titled Cum For Bigfoot on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing service. During 2012, the book was downloaded over 100,000 times off Amazon, earning Wade anywhere from $6,000 to $30,000 per month.[1]



Notable Developments

On October 11th, 2013, Kernel Mag[1] published an article titled “An Epidemic of Filth,” which criticized online bookstores for profiting off of sexually deviant ebooks. That month, several online retailers began removing hundreds of self-published adult titles from their sites, including several of Wade’s bigfoot erotica titles. On November 27th, TheBooksellerChannel YouTube channel uploaded a speech by Kobo executive Michael Tamblyn, who referred to the ebook removals as “erotica-gate” (shown below).



On December 21st, 2013, Business Insider[3] published an article about the book removals, containing statements from several self-published monster erotica authors. On December 26th, Redditor porn_flakes submitted the Business Insider article to the /r/offbeat[4] subreddit, where it received over 1,100 up votes and 150 comments in the first month. On January 3rd, Business Insider published a video reenactment of the novel Taken By The Monsters: An Erotic Monster Tale by K.J. Burkhardt (shown below). In the coming weeks, several news sites published articles about monster erotica ebooks, including The Daily Beast, UpRoxx and Jezebel.



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pinkiespy - goat spy
pinkiespy - goat spy

So bitchy sensors forced a company to put up a “no monster porn” rule after people made so much money off a bandwagon that started with an erotic fanfiction about a series about unhealthy relationships (and being chaste with) vampires. I want to make sure because it sounds to me the internet has broken existence

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Dinonick
Dinonick

“Amazon and other online ebook retailers have been removing self-published titles from their stores that contain sexually explicit scenarios involving horror creatures.”
“sexually explicit scenarios involving horror creatures”
sexually explicit scenarios involving horror creatures
Why did they specifically go for that. That is reeeeeally specific

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