I am a lover, writer and sculptor of myths and fairy tales. I love love, love that transcends death, the physical body, pain, suffering and all that nonsense. I am old and young, wise and foolish, calm and angry, happy and sad, content and restless. I am a Wild Woman and this is part of my journey. Here is where I put some of my ideas about living, loving, creating and transcending. Follow me if you dare.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Amazon and KDP Ad selection is Sexist.
Recently, I ran an ad for my book. It went pretty well, but I wanted to tweak it so I made a couple of others. They were approved. Finally, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what I was doing, I crafted my ultimate ad and it was rejected because one of the reviewers thought the image was inappropriate. I looked at what was running in the ads and all I saw was half naked men in sexual positions, but because my ad had a woman who was naked but not showing anything the Indian reviewers rejected it.
Here is my cover:
Here are the covers they accepted:
Here is the example of a cover they will not accept because a breast is showing:
So, because one male Indian reviewer is evidently applying the standards of his culture to my book, it has been targeted. I am writing this because I cannot seem to get around this guy/girl even when another person allows my ad, he comes back and rejects it again.