I’ve also seen this…It is a pain.
Today, author Sharon Lee wrote on Facebook that Apple has rejected some of the ebooks that she and her husband Steve Miller publish through their small press, Pinbeam Books. These books, Lee writes, commit the cardinal sin of mentioning Amazon.com, which seems to be verboten for ebooks published via the iBooks Store. She adds:
As Pinbeam Books refuses to buy into the fantasy that mentioning a competitor means that one automatically loses sales to said competitor, we will not be “correcting” these titles, or any future titles that Apple, in its megalomania, may find offensive to it.
Pinbeam Books apologizes for the inconvenience, and suggests that there are other perfectly good retail outlets where their ebooks may be purchased.
If this sounds familiar, it’s because this isn’t the first time this has happened. Back in 2012, I reported that Holly Lisle had materials for a writing course she was putting…
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