[Reblog] Follow-Up Email from Amazon Regarding My Book's Ban

So almost ten hours after sending the email to Amazon, I FINALLY heard back from them.


We’re contacting you regarding the following book(s) that you submitted for sale in our Kindle Store:

Bound to Accept by Campbell, Nenia (AUTHOR)

During our review process, we found that your book’s content is in violation of our content guidelines. As a result, we will not be offering this book for sale. If additional submissions are identified with similar content that violates our guidelines, your account may be terminated or you may lose access to optional KDP services.

Our content guidelines are published on the Kindle Direct Publishing website. To learn more, please see: https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishin...


Just for the record, this is the list of Content Guidelines:

Content Guidelines

Your books and other content (such as book titles, cover art and product descriptions) must adhere to these content guidelines. We reserve the right to make judgments about whether content is appropriate and to choose not to offer it. We may also terminate your participation in the KDP program if you don't adhere to these content guidelines.

We don't accept pornography or offensive depictions of graphic sexual acts.

Offensive Content
What we deem offensive is probably about what you would expect.

Illegal and Infringing Content
We take violations of laws and proprietary rights very seriously. It is your responsibility to ensure that your content doesn't violate laws or copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other rights. Just because content is freely available does not mean you are free to copy and sell it.

Public Domain and Other Non-Exclusive Content
Some types of content, such as public domain content, may be free to use by anyone, or may be licensed for use by more than one party. We will not accept content that is freely available on the web unless you are the copyright owner of that content. For example, if you received your book content from a source that allows you and others to re-distribute it, and the content is freely available on the web, we will not accept it for sale on the Kindle store. We do accept public domain content, however we may choose to not sell a public domain book if its content is undifferentiated or barely differentiated from one or more other books.

Poor Customer Experience
We don't accept books that provide a poor customer experience. Examples include poorly formatted books and books with misleading titles, cover art or product descriptions. We reserve the right to determine whether content provides a poor customer experience.


Great. So not only was my book preemptively banned, potentially costing me hundreds of dollars in lost profits, they are now threatening to terminate my account if I don't adhere to these incredibly vague guidelines.

Dammit. I'm crying again. This is just too frustrating. :'(