Over the past few weeks, a series of denouncements online and, more particularly, in a British tabloid that we don’t choose to link to have thrown many of the major online ebook outlets into a panic. Accused of being incapable of detecting and deleting all instances of their “vile trade” in child pornography, rape smut, and plagiarism (all rightly illegal in the UK, the US, and the rest of the world), several major ebook marketplaces have taken a variety of knee-jerk steps to give at least the appearance of doing something. British bookseller WHSmith has ditched its entire ebook store, while Kobo has apparently stopped distributing books uploaded through its Kobo Writing Life program, which served not only self-publishers but small publishing houses such as Stillpoint Digital Press as well. Amazon.com, the world’s largest online seller of books (and just about everything else), instituted a series of keyword-based filters to try to catch peddlers of obscene (as opposed to erotic) books. Mostly, Amazon seems to have targeted any book that contained the word “virgin” in the title or description or that featured a defloration — as well as any mention (or apparent mention) of incest, rape, or bestiality. Continue reading Panic Censorship: Amazon, Kobo & Stillpoint/Eros
Your input on choosing a new cover for “The Big Easy” was incredibly helpful!
We’ve got another choice we’d love you to help us make. This one is for K.D. West’s upcoming tale “Juliet Takes Off.”
Stillpoint/Eros is pleased to release its first two audiobooks, each drawn from a steamy story by K.D. West, each recorded by a talented, sexy-voiced narrator.
Narrated by Mary Cyn, “Juliet Takes Stage” follows an assignation between a young woman and her former teacher — living out her fantasy of having him take her in his classroom. Together, they explore just what Shakespeare meant by the Little Death.
“The Big Easy,” narrated by Milo Churchcutt, tells the story of a young man who finds love, the cure for loneliness, and cayenne-hot sex in old New Orleans.
Allison has wanted Ken ever since he became her teacher. and how could Ken not want this passionate young Juliet?
Now Ken’s alone and Allison has graduated. He still wants her. She wants to give him… everything. An erotic student/teacher tale.
Coming soon as an audiobook!