- Oct 28, 2007
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
A self-published guide giving advice to paedophiles that is for sale through online retailer Amazon is stirring up controversy on the internet, with some threatening to boycott the website.
The availability of the Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover's Code of Conduct has led to questions over scrutiny on the site.
Amazon allows authors to submit their own books and shares revenue with them.
Amazon said it did not promote criminal acts, but also avoided censorship.
Before authors are able to sell a work on the site, they are asked to read a set of guidelines, which bans offensive materials.
But Amazon does not specifically state on its website what material it deems offensive, instead saying "probably what you would expect".Source: BBC
Horrible horrible story but I can see there's little anyone can immediately do.
I just wonder however who thought any possible resulting boycott by children / children's publishers would be outweighed by the financial gain Amazon would make in sales of this "guide" to the numbers of paedophiles who would buy this book.
Just as this guy may have a right to self publish as long as he doesn't break Amazon's guidelines - there's equally no obligation on buyers to keep buying from Amazon.