Adult or Safe – I’m Confused?

Cheating Glory Hole Wives 200x300A couple days ago, I got an email offering me an Amazon story entitled Daddy’s Baby (Pregnant by Daddy Taboo Book 1)”. Intrigued, I got more information on this story about a daughter being breed by Daddy.

What really pissed me off was that this story, on the market for over 6-months is rated Safe and not Adult?

Unlike my Cheating Glory Hole Wives, which carefully follows Amazon’s rules yet is ranked as Adult.

I write erotica and fight with Amazon on a regular basis when one of my stories is ranked as Adult. When a story is ranked Adult, it means that the story is basically invisible to buyers. For authors, when your story is ranked as Adult, you might as well kiss your sales goodbye. When no one can find your story except if they know the exact title, you can imagine that you can’t sell anything if no one can find it.

One of my latest stories, Cheating Glory Hole Wives, is ranked as Adult and I can find no reason for it. There are over 500 stories at Amazon entitled as Glory Hole. My characters are all adult and the story is HEA yet Amazon thinks it’s Adult.

Keep in mind that erotica is normally marked as Safe as long as it doesn’t include incest, underage, and other more extreme topics. Certainly, Daddy knocking up their daughter is one that’s a no-no.

Now personally I’m not saying that I’m against a daddy-daughter story but that’s not the point when a behemoth like Amazon draws a line in the sand, it should be evenly enforced.

A couple of years ago, Amazon was pushing a story called Tampa, which was about a teacher who seduced her 14-year old student. Not only was this story Safe but Amazon themselves was sending me ads for the story.

I read and liked the story but the bottom line is that it was an erotic story about an underage student being pursued by an adult. WTF?

I wrote Amazon about the daddy knocking up his daughter and got a thank you very much for bringing this to their attention but did they do something, no.

About LarryArcher

Larry Archer's the name, smut's my game. I am a writer of erotic literature that's generally always HEA (Happily Ever After), which typically involves no regrets sex. I write in a humorous style with a plot and suitable for reading with one hand. My stories are full of sexual situations that are often taken straight from our swinger lifestyle in Las Vegas. If you want to enjoy erotica, where every page is dripping with action, give me a try.
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6 Responses to Adult or Safe – I’m Confused?

  1. kdaddy23 says:

    Kinda makes you wonder who’s calling the shots about this. I’d say a story like that, you know, being all taboo and illegal everywhere in the world, would be listed as adult… but what do I know and I don’t work for Amazon…

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  2. LarryArcher says:

    You’d think that Adult would mean, well Adult but that’s not the case. Everything is Safe except things involving family, nonconsent, animals, underage, etc. but the line seems to be constantly shifting for no apparent reason.

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  3. lisabetsarai says:

    You can subscribe to conspiracy theories — maybe someone paid Amazon off. Or you can assume that it’s all handled by buggy algorithms. Or maybe it depends on who is on duty at the big A when the book is submitted. Stacy from Excessica commented once that the people who worked on the weekends tended to be more tight-assed.

    I’m really amazed that Amazon selected this book as one to push out to you. Of course, that may been that it was sponsored… going back to conspiracy theories…

    I’m going to look it up, and try complaining!

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    • LarryArcher says:

      I possibly misspoke a little. The PG Daughter one was not directly from Amazon but someone that I was on their mailing list. Tampa was one that Amazon directly pushed. Personally, I have a dirty mind and have nothing against most of the “banned” topics and in fact like to read that kind of stuff except for certain topics. The problem about of the more kinkier topics is often the writing is so poor that it’s difficult to enjoy reading it.

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  4. lisabetsarai says:

    How can you see whether a book is Adult or Safe?

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  5. LarryArcher says:

    One thing I’ve heard is that you should write to Amazon during the week as your emails get forwarded to someone in the Philippines during the weekend. That way you will more likely get a response from someone here.

    To find your books rating go to SalesRankExpress.com and enter the ASIN or Title and search. The return will say if it is Safe, Adult, or unknown. I always put my name in and search all my books on a regular basis. I’ve had a book being sold for over a year when it suddenly got ranked as Adult.

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