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26943Re: [OT] Amazon de-ranks "adult" and many LBGT books

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  • josephglanvill
    Apr 13, 2009
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      Oh good grief. I was thinking of sitting this one out, but you talked me into it, Erica. These clowns are over the line. I'll dash off an email in a bit.


      --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, Erica Friedman <alecto_fury@...> wrote:
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      > > To: Yuricon@yahoogroups.com
      > > From: thirohk@...
      > > Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 19:29:22 +0000
      > > Subject: [Yuricon] Re: [OT] Amazon de-ranks "adult" and many LBGT books
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      > > At the risk of getting flayed alive, how much influence does Amazon's ranking system really have? Not that I don't agree with you about the inverted comma glitch inverted comma, but I do wonder just what the real effect of this ranking is. I mean, it's used in crowing, and that seems to be about it.
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      > It's not the rank that's the problem, its what being de-ranked does to a book.
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      > Once a book is taken off the ranking system, it virtually disappears from the *search engine*. You can look for a book by author name, topic or title and you will not be able to find it. Only if you search by ISBN or have a direct link to the book in question. Which is why the Yuricon Shop links all still work, even for Maka-Maka , which has been de-ranked.
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      > The books are still there...they have been made virtually invisible. The de-ranking also means that if a LGBT book makes the bestsellers list, no one who does not have a direct link will ever know.
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      > Cheers,
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      > Erica
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