Olivia Hopes To Get Out of the Dungeon
Primal Cravings aka Carnal Passions aka whatever name it had, has a final cover, and is still in the Amazon Dungeon in the Adult area. Good chance it was the silhouette of the ‘naked’ lady on the previous covers. Somehow in the search it is lumped in with some Paleo cookbooks (?) and other stuff like that, but you can’t get to it unless you click that you would like to see the adult books that have been filtered in that search. You can always get to it by going to Jolynn’s Amazon Author page and scrolling down her list of books on there, or a direct link. You can read two chapters of Primal Cravings, and the Anal Sex Tutorial free in our Library. Monday she will write a letter and ask if she can free Olivia.
The latest books being tagged as Adult are the Breeder books. Natasha Knight had to totally re title and get a new cover for her book. It was originally called His To Breed, and now it is called Given To The Savage. You can read about the adventure in her interview in Behind the Chintz Curtain, and also on her blog.
Natasha Knight is the author of several BDSM and spanking erotic romances all of which explore the mind of the Dominant male and the submissive female, discovering just beneath the surface of each story that key element of love. Her characters are as human as she: powerful but vulnerable, flawed, perhaps damaged but with an incredible capacity to love.
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Cara Bristol’s Breeder, a science fiction romance, was recently tagged by Amazon as adult. First, it disappeared from Amazon searches, but was still listed on her Amazon Author Page and her Author Central dashboard (where everything appeared “normal”). A day later, it disappeared from her author page and dashboard—and from Sales Rank Express. If readers have the direct link, they can still buy the book, but if someone were to search for it—it would appear it does not exist.
Breeder has been out for almost a year—during which time the second book in the series, Terran (Breeder 2) was released. The timing could not be worse for Cara because she getting ready to publish Warrior (Breeder 3). She has been in touch with Amazon and her publisher, Loose Id, and has been told that they are working on it. But she has been told by her publisher that adult tags are hard to remove.
This book is science fiction with an innocuous cover. Many other “Breeder” books exist. Why was this one arbitrarily tagged? For Cara, Amazon revenues account for 80-90% of her income, and Breeder is her most successful book. If readers can’t find it, this is a major blow.
Breeder Direct link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FX7L5FO
To secure his legacy, Commander Dak, a ruling Alpha of planet Parseon, purchases Omra, a breeder slave. He intends to impregnate her, produce a son, and hand her off to his anointed beta partner. As Dak and Omra discover a sexual bliss banned by law, he begins to question the traditions and ways of his people, causing him to jeopardize his command and endanger the life of the woman he has come to love.
You can find Cara on Twitter and Facebook, and you can keep up with all the latest happenings on her blog. She loves to hear from readers. Her email is carabristol50 (at) yahoo (dot) com.
There are lots of other authors who have had to jump through hoops to get their books out there after it goes to Amazon’s Dungeon. Sheri Savill had a nice cover on hers before she had her totally change it while it was sitting in the Amazon Dungeon with an Adult tag. When that happens, it kills your sales for that book since people can’t find it, and you book ranking plummets. Originally her booked was called Marked for Submission. For this cover, she had to keep editing the lady in bondage right off of there until it was just the guy standing there. That would make me think that the guy is the submissive since he is standing there with his arms up. I can see why they might fuss about her behind since she is not wearing panties or covered up a little more. She ended up changing the cover to Bound and Inked.
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If you are an author and have a Adult tagged book in the Dungeon or on another website because of it, I would like to put up a post or a page with everyones book covers and buy links so readers can find them. You can email Beauty / Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org, and /or I also have a form below that can be filled out. Just use the gray scroll bar to fill out all the questions.
I love hearing everyone’s opinions, solutions, and experiences. It amazes me how negatively having the adult tag can effect a books sales. IMO, the only books worthy of this treatment and really shouldn’t be published, are the kids or real animals engaging in anything erotic. This doesn’t include shape shifters or werewolves, bigfoot or whatnot that I have seen.
I thought direct links on the blog would help, but most of my readers probably never go to my blog and therefore don’t see the link for Primal Cravings. If they want to read something else which sometimes could contain material even more kinky or twisted than Primal. Heaven forbid Amazon allows people to read the books description and make choices for themselves.
Thanks for all the support. I hope we can all move out of the dungeon, unless of course we want to be there. One question to all of you. Have you found that future books are tagged more easily because of one book being targeted? I’m worried about His Lordship’s Wayward Wife when it comes out. The cover is fine and I will be careful with the description, but my kinky historicals always start with the heroine being in a situation not to her liking at all.
Thanks again for all the support. I hope this helps spread light on a serious problem.
Great idea, Jolynn and Kathy. So many are out there that we haven’t heard of, and won’t, because they’re locked away in Zon’s dungeon. Love the graphic.
If you go to http://www.salesrankexpress.com, this author has created a way of listing an author’s books and noting if the book has an adult filter on it:
Rapunzel: Modern Wicked Fairy Tales: An Erotic Romance — Unabridged — ADULT
(I deleted the rest of the information). Sheri, I checked yours, and didn’t see such a tag. You’re rankings are better than many, from what I can tell. The above book is by a popular erotica author.
Thanks Jolynn (and Kathy) for mentioning Breeder!
I second Trent’s observation. I have had lots of adult tags removed. First you have to dig to find out why it’s there, but you can usually do that if you keep asking them. They will identify the offending part which will be the title, cover, or blurb. Then you can fix it.
This was kind of you to post:) Cara, if you’re reading this? Do NOT accept Loose ID’s response “it’s tough to remove”. It’s not tough to remove at all. I know this because I’ve gone through this several times. Amazon will work with you to get the book into compliance with their requirements. They don’t want to tank the sales of the book any more than you do.
Keep up the pressure on Loose ID on this one, because there is no excuse for not fixing this quickly (SNP fixed it quickly for Natasha). It’s NOT a laborious or time-consuming process at all, so if they’re telling you it is, they’re either confused about the process (which is understandable), or they’re making excuses. They just need to retitle it, and remove any reference to “breeder” or “breeding” in the blurb, and ask Zon to review it again. That’s it.
If Loose ID needs a walk-through in how to get Amazon to remove the tag, I’m happy to help them.
Thank you, Trent. I intend to follow up with Loose Id.
Hey thanks! I just got a trackback link, so that’s how I saw you did this awesome post. Wow! Yeah, the adult tag basically ruined the little bit of momentum I had scrounged after my very first book, right? I released Owning Julia (first ever book, BRAND-NEW author, all excited, etc.), then MFS, still excited, and people were juuuuuust starting to notice me, two weeks after release … BAM! Adult tag on MFS. Sales? What sales? ZERO. To this day. And worse, it totally fucked my “also-boughts” which are said to be VITAL in visibility on Amazon (possibly THE most important factor, according to many). And even with the re-titling and new cover, TO THIS DAY that book’s “Also Boughts” are royally FUCKED. And all because of getting caught up in the tag bullshit early on. I was one of the very first to be hit, before people even knew much about “adult tagging” on Amazon. Back in March (?) 2013 I think. Anyway, thank you! And good luck to everyone with this shit.
Sorry to be such a downer, but this fucked me up in so many ways I can’t even tell you. It’s one thing to be an established author with shit-tons of readers and a big-ass “back catalog” and be “tagged,” right? But to be NEW and have it happen? It ruined shit for me in ways I can’t even tell you. Confidence, enthusiasm, all of it. The money and visibility. GRRRR. I’m still here. Barely.