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Amazon deplatforms Castalia House from Kindle.

Dalrock
January 31, 2019

Update:  Amazon has reinstated Castalia House ebooks.

Thank you all for your support. This is not a fight we wanted or sought, and we’re pleased to be able to put it behind us. I’ll be discussing the matter on the Darkstream. And if you want to know what all the fuss was all about, you can now buy CORROSION: The Corroding Empire, Book One, at Arkhaven. It’s actually a good SF novel, a lot better than the book it was originally published to parody.

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Readers may recall last year when Christian comic artist Will Caligan was fired after not toeing the transgender line.  In response, Vox Day and Castalia House rallied around Caligan and raised funds to get him working again.  See my previous posts Help for a Christian brother and Not tired of the winning for details.

Now the SJWs are swarming on Castalia house:

You may have noticed that you can’t find any Castalia House ebooks on Amazon right now. That’s because Amazon shut down our KDP account on the basis of a wildly spurious claim of publishing material to which we do not have the necessary rights. We happen to have some VERY bad news for them on that subject….

The book in question? You guessed itCorrosion: The Collapsing Empire again. This is the second attack on that book this month, as ten days ago, they pulled the book itself down for the sixth or seventh time due to claims that it was “misleading”.

If you are interested in helping out, there are two ways Vox says you can assist (emphasis mine):

Of course, this is precisely why we established the Arkhaven and Catalia Direct stores, because we knew better than to trust Amazon’s assurances that it would keep its SJWs under control. If you want to show support for Castalia and its authors, you can either write to Amazon and complain about this unwarranted action or pick up a print, ebook, or audiobook from one of our direct stores.

This is precisely why it is so important to a) build your own platforms and b) support the alternative platforms. This isn’t just about Castalia House because the same thing can be done overnight to any author or independent publisher who utilizes KDP.

From a followup post by Vox, it sounds like there is internal confusion at Amazon as to what is going on.

I’ve been receiving a number of these exchanges today. Be sure to use the customer service chat so you can catch them lying on the record. Go ahead and email them to us, these exchanges could prove useful if Amazon is inclined to get defensive and stonewall instead of simply rectifying the situation.

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Title Amazon deplatforms Castalia House from Kindle.
Author Dalrock
Date January 31, 2019 8:58 PM UTC (3 years ago)
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