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It has been reported that Amazon, Kobo and other e-book retailers are cracking down on self-published erotica on their websites, attempting to remove titles of works that depict incest, rape and child pornography. According to Publishers Weekly, some self-published authors have started a petition in protest. They believe that the attempt will remove too many inoffensive erotic e-books.
Sabrina Ricci is launching the website Write or Read, which is designed to provide authors with reader analytics for their e-books. Already more than 200 e-books have been uploaded to the subscription-based website, which is in the open beta stage and currently free for browsing and uploading.
While Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo have all removed self-published pornographic titles from their sites, Kobo has also stopped sales of self-published titles altogether. This is the result of the recent abuse-themed erotic self-published titles scandal.
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