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Nygmobblepot

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First time Publishing - A quick question regarding content
Posted: Sep 6, 2017 6:37 PM
 
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So I was wondering - I understand that a book has to be accepted by Amazon to be put up. Is there any restrictions in content, anything that directly won't be accepted right off? (Violence, sex, etc)
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Posted: Sep 6, 2017 6:48 PM   in response to: Nygmobblepot in response to: Nygmobblepot
 
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For most genres, anything goes.

For erotica, interestingly enough, there are restrictions. It has to involve consenting human adults who are not related to each other. The covers have more restrictions than the content (no naughty body parts). If you want to advertise through AMS, the cover can't have violent elements (guns, blood, skulls).

Overtly discriminatory books might be pulled (for example, a "joke" book meant to denigrate a particular race or religion), but I doubt that's you. Well reasoned points of view of all persuasions are fine. The major things that would keep a book from being accepted aren't what the book's about so much as who wrote it--ie no plagiarism or "books" put together through tidbits scraped from Wikipedia (but I also doubt that's you).

Good luck!
Nygmobblepot

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Posted: Sep 6, 2017 7:05 PM   in response to: Nygmobblepot in response to: Nygmobblepot
 
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"It has to involve consenting human adults" - what if one is not exactly human?
Emily Veinglory

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Re: First time Publishing - A quick question regarding content
Posted: Sep 6, 2017 7:24 PM   in response to: Nygmobblepot in response to: Nygmobblepot
 
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Unless they are a child or standard animal, it doesn't matter.
Nygmobblepot

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Posted: Sep 6, 2017 7:25 PM   in response to: Nygmobblepot in response to: Nygmobblepot
 
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Okay. He's definitely not a standard animal. (Not a furry either) Thank you for the information. :)
Moshe Ben-Or

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Posted: Sep 6, 2017 8:01 PM   in response to: Nygmobblepot in response to: Nygmobblepot
 
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Overtly discriminatory books might be pulled (for example, a "joke" book meant to denigrate a particular race or religion), but I doubt that's you.

Given the number of overtly Nazi books for sale on Amazon, I very much doubt it. European sites might get policed more stringently, but the only restrictions on the US site,that I know of, are outright kiddie porn, incest and bestiality in "erotica".
cdalebrittain

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Posted: Sep 6, 2017 8:07 PM   in response to: Moshe Ben-Or in response to: Moshe Ben-Or
 
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Well, there was one awful one that got pulled a few years back, supposed "jokes" like "Why is an (N-word) like a sack of *$@ ?" But I agree, you have to be pretty raw to get Amazon riled up.

To the OP, liaisons with space aliens are always fine. In fact a lot is allowed if it's not in erotica that would get you tossed in erotica.
Ward Rogers

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Posted: Sep 6, 2017 9:14 PM   in response to: Nygmobblepot in response to: Nygmobblepot
 
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Nygmobblepot wrote:
Okay. He's definitely not a standard animal. (Not a furry either) Thank you for the information. :)

Watch your step.The sex scenes in shifter romances must, I think, must take place while the shifter is in human form to keep Amazon in line with laws regarding besti*ality.

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Posted: Sep 6, 2017 9:16 PM   in response to: Nygmobblepot in response to: Nygmobblepot
 
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He's not a shifter. He's a cecaelia.
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Posted: Sep 6, 2017 9:31 PM   in response to: Nygmobblepot in response to: Nygmobblepot
 
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Nygmobblepot wrote:
He's not a shifter. He's a cecaelia.

"Embraceable you, my dear cecaelia, so disarming ." 🐙

writerbn

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Posted: Sep 7, 2017 5:03 AM   in response to: Nygmobblepot in response to: Nygmobblepot
 
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Nygmobblepot wrote:
He's not a shifter. He's a cecaelia.

Cecaelia, you're breaking my heart...
Mohsin

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Re: First time Publishing - A quick question regarding content
Posted: Sep 7, 2017 5:22 AM   in response to: Nygmobblepot in response to: Nygmobblepot
 
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Dont plagiarize they will pick it up

Edited by: Mohsin on Sep 7, 2017 5:23 AM
Nygmobblepot

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Posted: Sep 7, 2017 5:23 AM   in response to: Nygmobblepot in response to: Nygmobblepot
 
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I'm not playgerizing.
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Posted: Sep 7, 2017 7:03 AM   in response to: Nygmobblepot in response to: Nygmobblepot
 
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How far can you go? Two words: Dino erotica. Do a search for it. :-)
Nygmobblepot

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Posted: Sep 7, 2017 7:50 AM   in response to: Nygmobblepot in response to: Nygmobblepot
 
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Omg my friend brought that up yesterday.
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