Saturday, December 20, 2008
'App Store, Apple rejected the book [Knife Music] for containing "objectionable content," citing a clause in the iPhone SDK that states: "Applications must not contain any obscene, pornographic, offensive or defamatory content or materials of any kind ... In its rejection letter, Apple singled out the passage in question, which we actually can't print either. Let's just say it involves a teenage girl telling a detective that she overheard her friend asking a gentleman caller to "love me like you mean it," just with a slightly more emphatic verb.' [CNET] Apple App Store, not erotic romance friendly?
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'Nicole FáLon Garrett's successes always seem to come with a small twist, as if fate just needed to tweak her plan. The 39-year-old author and UI graduate recently donated 10 copies of her début urban-romance novel, Double Dippin', to the UI Libraries, including a personally autographed copy for President Sally Mason.' [The Daily Iowan] Call me cynical, but by the end of this first paragraph I knew the book was self-published.