Well, that explains it. I wondered a while ago, why my author page stopped showing up if I typed ‘haramiru’ into Amazon under the basic search banner, and 3 of my 8 titles had disappeared.
So, they’ve ensured now that only full title searches or a search within ‘Kindle’ will actually come up with all my stuff.
I can already see a big difference in my sales. “Merlin’s Magic Wang” always used to sell as many copies a month as “Progenitor”. Well, Merlin’s Magic Wang was suppressed and Progenitor wasn’t, and Progenitor has sold 3 times as many copies as Merlin’s Magic Wang. It’s also rather disappointing because “Cum In Me If You Want To Live” never even got a chance. It was released right around when the new search rolled out, so it was suppressed from day one.
Stupid crap like this makes me want to throw a tantrum and pull my books from Amazon, but that’d accomplish precisely nothing. I can just grumble and remember not to give titles suggestive names. And I can suggest to you, my readers, that if you don’t particularly care who you buy my books from, please pick Barnes + Noble or Smashwords over Amazon. Both of them would love to have your business.
I mean, ok, two of my “search-banned” stories’ titles made sense based on words in the title, but Morgan’s Curse…? Maybe because it was the sequel to Merlin’s Magic Wang?
- Cum In Me If You Want To Live
- Merlin’s Magic Wang
- Morgan’s Curse
At any rate, that’s my discovery for the night. I’ve been amazingly unfocused lately, and have been making a little progress on four different stories every night. Just waiting for major inspiration to complete one…