Friday, November 22, 2013

Alert: Ebook Problems

Just an FYI:

Yesterday I received an email from Amazon's Kindle Publishing department, informing me that two of my ebooks have been found in violation of Amazon's content guidelines and have been depublished. (For a laugh, you can read them here: Guidelines) The two ebooks that have been pulled are Lights, Camera, Anal! and Angela's Last Resort 3.

This erotica ebook purging has been going on at Amazon and Kobo for several weeks now, and this is the first time they have hit me. I was hopeful that I would fall through the cracks, but apparently not. With any luck, they won't purge any more of my titles, but who knows?

I am reading a few blog posts by other writers, to see what I can do to fix this problem. As I have no idea exactly why they were pulled (the aforementioned email only points to the content guidelines link above) I am not sure what I have to change, but I will work on the covers and descriptions, and resubmit both. Hopefully they will be back up and published in a day or two.

For now though, both are still available at the following links:

Lights, Camera, Anal!
Barnes & Noble Link: HERE
Smashwords Link: HERE
Angela's Last Resort 3  
At least in the case of LCA, I think the cover image is what set the censors off: too much skin. I'll probably just reuse a pic I've used on other books, and see how that goes. I'll fiddle around with the description too, try to make it a little less racy. Some keyword or other is probably setting things off.
I'm not sure about ALR3's cover though. I'll just resubmit, and use a bare-bones synopsis. Hopefully that will work. I'd hate to lose part of a series, that would make finishing the series rather difficult.
Hopefully this all works, and things go smooth from here. **Fingers crossed!**
- B-Rex, aka Tabitha Kohls 


  1. i find it pretty hilarious that they have a ebook section called erotica...but dont allow pornography...hmmm so by that definition 50 shades of grey would also have to be excluded from it...north american leaders need to stop being such prudes and get over sex....its like they create the laws for porn based on some sort of religious text ...kinda insane and stupid this is 2013 not the 1900s...we have more important things to worry about then what ebooks should and should not be sold...

  2. I've uploaded new versions of both ALR3 and LCA. So far, LCA has moved from "in-review" status to "publishing" status, so I think it'll be back up in a few hours. ALR3 is still stuck in "in-review" limbo, though. :-(

    - B-Rex

  3. Both ebooks are back up on Amazon now. I've waited several days, but so far no other books have been taken down. Hopefully I've passed through the reviewers, and won't have to worry about this repeating in the future. I still don't know why they chose these books specifically. They both mentioned the word "Forced" in the synopsis, so maybe that's what set off the censors. Who knows?

    Anyway, I'm working on a few OBGYN-themed stories, based partly on my cap series Ward 7 series:

    - B-Rex

  4. I have all your books. I'm glad I can say I have the originals! Any chance for another Angela's resort?


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