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Amazon goes flop-bott.

April 10th, 2009 (03:26 pm)

I don’t know what Amazon is buggering around at at the moment but it seems that a hell of a lot of gay romances have had the “ratings” rank stripped from the description for some odd reason.  I knew it had happened to False Colors and Transgressions but then I went and looked at the Gay Romance best sellers and I couldn’t beleieve what I was seeing – who the hell were all these people?  Where was The Tin Star or G A Hauser’s books.  So I checked on the description pages for The Tin Star and My Fair Captain and lo and behold, they don’t have any ratings rank either, meaning that they won’t appear in any of the best sellers lists.

Frankly I think that it’s probably authors who worry about this kind of thing a lot more than readers, but it does give us some indication of how our books are doing.



Posted by: Rikibeth (rikibeth)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)

Do you remember what the treatment was for flop-bott? It sounds remarkably appropriate for this particular bit of idiocy.

Let's hope they don't go completely crackerdog.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)


I love my flist.

Posted by: Rikibeth (rikibeth)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)

I grew up reading the books -- they were all on the bookshelf of the beach house we rented in the summer, and it was a ritual for me, as soon as we got in and unpacked, I'd curl up in the big armchair and re-read them -- and watching the TV show on PBS. When we visited England in 1986 we even got to meet him at his weekly book-signing!

This past winter I made eternaleponine get the shows from Netflix and now she knows all about flop-bott and crackerdog too.

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