Archive for April 13th, 2009

orlandoThe latest buzz about books is the problem Amazon.com created by putting all books tagged as lesbian or gay into the adult category, making them difficult to find because they don’t come up in regular searches.

The problem even affects classics written by authors like Virginia Woolf. I am not sure which books by Woolf are affected — Orlando, perhaps?

After the news hit Twitter, the complaints poured in. Now Amazon says it will correct the search problem, which it describes as a software glitch.

NPR reported on the problem tonight. You can listen to the story, “Amazon says it will correct its search function,” here and read today’s New York Times story, “Amazon Rights Error,” here.

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