Well not exactly. After my free Lust Demented giveaway, which resulted in 600 copies going out. I received a notice from Amazon that my book is being unpublished.
Out of the 600 copies. Only one was returned. I'm not sure if it was for the orgy scene or some of the fascist propaganda hidden within. (See page 184.) Maybe it was for the realtor smile I got going in my author's picture. Yes, I do use that same photo for selling laundromats and nail salons...wait until you see the updated version for the next novel.
Anyway, here's the AMZN message...
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Paragraphs are missing indentations. To specify: italicized paragraphs or paragraphs beginning with quotations.
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Okay time to over react - I guess the powers that be don't like when writers force their text not to indent or turn italic. My cover isn't all black with no title or author's name. It does have big breasts on it, but you can't see the nipples. The gun is pointed at the reader, not the publisher and that girl isn't me, she's actually a symbol for the publishers that are on their last breath. The novel isn't one big paragraph. It's not self-indulgent and filled with cheap thrills and borderline erotica...oh wait...
Okay if you the readers hate my italics, there's a better chance of me changing them for you, than Amazon. Anyone reading the book understands, that I can get confusing. The narrative is half espresso, half hash. It's acid teeter-tottering with adrenaline.
Now I'm getting paranoid. Maybe the face behind the email is just a middlemen or maybe I pissed off one too many people during my free promo. Hey I had visions of Porta Portese... Canal Street... Panjiayuan. I did my best to get that book on your Kindle and if it's not - it will be. (cue evil laugh)
Okay back to the italics. I think I borrowed the technique from a certain writer from Brooklyn after copping one of his masterpieces after the downtown Book Festival Mid-Lust Demented. I didn't really get off on his story, but the style blew my mind.
Didn't Paul Auster say italics are more powerful than a dozen swords. If you're out there Paul help a fellow New Yorker get Amazon off my back.
So long story made even longer.
I guess Amazon didn't exactly ban me(yet) and they're not editing me(yet). They're formatting me or my novel(which is me) and that pisses me off.
It's not like I'm holding a gun at anyone's head to buy this or download it free. Someone more feminine and busty is doing that for me. Maybe if I have her point the gun at the ground everyone will just calm down.
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