Amazon removing some yaoi titles from Kindle store.

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Recently Amazon has become more strict in enforcing their content requirements for ebooks. Several DMP books that have been available online since 2009 are getting the axe, beginning with our 801 Media titles like Weekend Lovers and King of Debt. However, in the last few days the issue has spread to the June imprint by Amazon’s refusal of The Selfish Demon King, and the removal of The Color of Love from the Kindle store. We fear that Amazon may target more of our books for removal so we’re warning all Amazon Kindle store users that providing you with our content may become more difficult in the future. However, if you purchase our ebooks before Amazon decides to remove it from their store you will still be able to access the book from your account.

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23 Responses to “Amazon removing some yaoi titles from Kindle store.”

  1. Kashonna Shaw Says:

    Great, and just when I was thinking of getting a Kindle so I can buy more yaoi. Now I guess i should save my money and just buy the actually books instead.

  2. Hamako Says:

    Luckily I never bothered with Kindle, I prefer having the actual book as opposed to the e-book versions.

  3. Jb Says:

    Well that sucks. I can’t believe Amazon is now beginning to ‘censor’. Well, actually I can. Didn’t something like this happen before with m/m romance books? This has definitely convinced me not to get a Kindle. I’ll stick with my android tablet.

    Will you continue to have these titles on EManga? I prefer viewing my books digitally, due to space constraints in my home and the ability to easily port the material whereever I travel (and also because of the lower cost).

  4. lulu Says:

    i much prefer the physical books anyway, but here is another problem to add to the list with the kindle platform.

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  6. Yami Bakura Says:

    Well Amazon now sucks and so does Kindle…..no way your getting my money now

  7. Donna Says:

    Looking at recent events, it may be only a matter of time before we see more restrictions, including print books. There’s a pattern of increasing repression, hopefully it won’t last too long, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

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  9. Kimi-Chan Says:

    I hope you guys find a way to sell us content we can load onto our Kindle ourselves, like going with Epub or .mobi formats.Other e-readers can also read these, so you’d open the market more too and bypass Amazon’s rules for their Kindle format.

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  12. Billie Jean Says:

    My question would be if you guys are selling your titles through Nook. I would like to see other publishers other than June.

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  16. Renee' Says:

    I was wondering what the deal was with Amazon…now I know ! Censorship, eh ? They never heard of
    the First Amendment ? I love the actual yaoi manga in my hands and I was pondering getting a
    Kindle and I am very glad I did not ! I am very happy that this website exists and so many folks
    love the yaoi genre. And I always knew that Barnes and Noble were more friendly to us,
    the yaoi crowd .

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  18. Jason A. Quest Says:

    For what it’s worth, I haven’t heard of these kinds of problems with Barnes & Noble and their Nook (at least not yet). So if you were thinking of getting a Kindle, but are worried about Amazon’s creeping censorship of that system, consider the Nook alternative.

  19. Elizabeth McClung Says:

    It might have a lot more to do with DMP and Akadot messing around with Amazon’s ordering system and Amazon’s out of print policy than ‘censorship’. Selfish Demon King was out of print and had been for quite some time, selling $60+ for a print copy. The kind of title that DMP was counting on Yaoi buyers to pay $8 or more. Day I became a butterfly, which DMP was selling for $3 for 16 months, they now want more than double that simply to READ it. Not to own it, trade it, sell it, just to READ it, be doing the equivilant of sending you an email (or as the owner of Yen Press said, “Before I printed 10,000 copies, now I print ONE copy on the computer and make the same money with no publishing costs”.

    Maybe if you didn’t change release dates on Amazon, while at the same time selling the very title you have told them THEY can’t have for 50% off, you are selling the title ON AMAZON using the ‘third party sale’ system. Plus selling it to any internet vendor for $4. Why shouldn’t Amazon yank some out of print titles or some titles to remind you that they made the internet search infastructure, and they built up the #1 place to go vibe, and don’t appreciate another publisher playing fast and loose by the rules. One of the big Manga companies screws with Amazon, refuses to sell to them while selling to people who have no shop at all at a 70% discount. Yeah, they might not want to do you any favors with your plans to use the Kindle platform to charge more after you make a book out of print. And your ‘new’ reader – well, it shows you have the money and capability to act like an adult in business. Wouldn’t it be easier to actually do that with Amazon, instead of moving dates back constantly on them while selling to other vendors, and using their software to sell the yaoi books you refuse to stock them on their own site.

    Grow up, and treat Amazon with the respect you want, and they will do you favors. Right now, they are reminding you that planning your profits off of someone else’s system isn’t nice, or professional.

  20. Elizabeth McClung Says:

    By the way, you should remember, Amazon is a vendor, not a government organization or a non-profit group. Why is it in their best interest to do all the programming, advertising and placing of a product which they have decided they don’t want to sell anymore? It is the decision thousands of stores make every day, particularly during the post Xmas returns. It isn’t censorship, Amazon is a store. Being out of Oreo’s isn’t being ‘anti-Oreos’.

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