Friday, October 01, 2010
Full article here
"Christina Brashear, publisher of Samhain Books, explains that she usually makes one title in a series available as a freebie for two weeks, betting that some readers will pay for future titles."
"Amazon is distributing men's erotic fiction, and its bargain-basement Kindle pricing—in many cases, this material, too, is given away for free—means that some of it shows up on "best-seller" lists"
OMG, will nobody think of the children. Also, why does it matter whether it is for me, for women or for aardvarks? Or is this journalist literally incapable of believing that women download and buy erotic ebooks.
"Is it porn? Well—would you tell your mother you were reading it?"
"Verbal (as opposed to visual) porn for men is probably a niche taste."
Blah, blah, the children, etc. Clearly we are meant to think the answer is some kind of porn prohibition.
"And, certainly, as a loss-leader strategy, giving away racy stories might be an effective way to sell more Kindles."
- On a related note, The Sun is outraged that sperm donors are provided with porn, and illustrated the article with a completely unecessary picture of a woman in lingerie.