02-03-2012 09:44 AM
Who is REALLY tired of all the erotic self pub books littering the sci-fi and fantasy lists? I am strongly opposed to censorship, but when I browse the sc-fi and fantasy listings online I am turned off but the erotic listings that have nothing to do with the genre. Because I am an avid reader, and have quirky tastes I don't like to only browse the bestsellers. But I hate wading through titles that I doubt would ever get into a B&N store and mos certainly don't belong in this section. So I quit browsing. For now I am re-reading old books and sticking only to new releases from know authors. I have no problem with those books being listed appropriately in an adult section. I have no problem with the paranormal and romantic fantasy offerings that really belong there and I indulge from time to time in the ones that have real plots to support them.
In addition this is the major reaon I have yet to buy my 10 year old a simple touch and start loading her up with gift cards.
Moderators take note -- I don't think I am the only one and you are losing business here. Yes I report but I would have to spend an hour or so reporting every day to cover the listings. A simple adult content filter would be ideal.
Thanks for listening!
02-03-2012 10:54 AM
The categorization is pretty awful in general. It's not just erotica. Browse through the SF listings and find all sorts of stuff that can't even remotely qualify. Sherlock Holmes? Michael Prescott? JD Robb? Janet Evanovich? Tons of romance, much of it historical.
Bad enough that I have to wade through scads of derivative YA vampire/werewolf romances without all this stuff that can't be considered SF or fantasy by any stretch of the imagination.