Saturday, August 11, 2007

An Amazon first?

... I don't know. But it is certainly Kind of a Coup.


  1. Anonymous1:39 AM

    Amazon censors. Who decides which books get press (Harry Potter) and which get censored? After all, censorship is becoming America's favorite past-time. The US gov't (and their corporate friends), already detain protesters, ban books like "America Deceived" from Amazon and Wikipedia, shut down Imus and fire 21-year tenured, BYU physics professor Steven Jones because he proved explosives, thermite in particular, took down the WTC buildings. Free Speech forever (especially for books).
    Last link (before Google Books caves to pressure and drops the title):
    America Deceived (Book)

  2. Apparently, you have a hard time distinguishing between editing and censorship. If I, as an editor, choose not to review a book, that is not censorship, but a consequence of my - admittedly fallible - editorial judgment. I have about 300,000 a year to choose from. Steven Jones may have proved something to you, but he didn't prove anything to the editors of Popular Mechanics. But I suppose the government got to them, just as, I am sure you will suggest, it got to me.
    I could, of course, delete your comment, since this is my blog and I am under no obligation to allow anyone to say anything here, but I'll let it stand. Otherwise, you'll think I'm censoring you.