Kobo Update

28 Oct

As you may have read, Kobo pulled all self-published e-books from its UK store following a public outcry for decency on the e-shelves of WH Smith.

Kobo has finished looking through its self-published holdings and has removed offensive material its Chief Content Officer describes as “barely legal erotica and rape fantasies.” Not all erotica works were pulled, just those that seemed particularly exploitative (I guess). All other self-published books have been restored to the UK store.

The same cannot be said for WH Smith in the UK, which continues to refuse to sell any e-books by self-published authors. The outfit insists it will open its website to e-books from Kobo again when it is satisfied that proper control procedures are in place.


Kobo: “There Are Books We Won’t Sell”: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/kobos-tamblyn-there-are-e-books-we-wont-sell.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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