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‘OFF-TOPIC: The Story of an Internet Revolt’ Now Available in Paperback

OFF-TOPIC: The Story of an Internet Revolt

ISBN: 9781304575197

Now available from Amazon [ US | UK ], The Book Depository [ US | UK ] and other retailers.

My Review


Review: OFF-TOPIC: The Story of an Internet Revolt by G.R. Reader

OFF-TOPIC: The Story of an Internet RevoltRating:

Disclaimer: I witnessed the production of this book from the sidelines.

*Currently available from Lulu as a non-profit ebook or freely and legally download it HERE from my Dropbox account.

This is a small collection of essays and reviews, some of which were deleted by Goodreads, on GR’s censorship policy imposed on September 20th, 2013.

None of my articles, posted on my blog, were included as there were some legal issues over my screenshots, opinions and accusations e.g. calling them a ‘badly behaving social network’.

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Kobo Refutes Alleged Censorship and Clarifies Their Stance

A couple of weeks ago I wrote Is Censorship Contagious? commenting on the removal of the thousands of self-published titles from sale at Kobo (along with several other major retailers) with little notice given to their authors. Well, it now appears Kobo’s Chief Content Officer Michael Tamblyn has elaborated on the situation by emailing the following statement to those affected:

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Is Censorship Contagious?

As Goodreads were deleting shelves and reviews, as I mentioned earlier this month, Amazon removed hundreds of erotica titles from sale under these guidelines.

Now Barnes & Noble, Kobo and the UK’s WH Smith are pulling erotica featuring rape, incest and bestiality.

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What Goodreads Meant to Me

I spent months lurking on Goodreads before I eventually joined in 2009, but once I did, I was hooked. Money drained from my account and into Amazon’s as my reading appetites increased exponentially. Connecting with other “weird” people who loved books as much as I did helped me enormously, having never heard of the term ‘introvert’ before. I’d finally found my tribe, my people. People who rarely failed to bring a smile to my face and never looked down on me for being a geek. ‘Reading’ and ‘Goodreads’ quickly became synonymous with ‘freedom’, ‘escape’, and ‘relax’.

Paradise, thy name was Goodreads.

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Summary of GR’s New Censorship Policy

*****LAST UPDATED OCTOBER 4, 2013*****
***Please let me know if any of the links are broken.***

Created by Cassi aka Snow White

See the announcement with multiple updates.

Thousands of comments and questions have mostly gone unanswered, leaving users confused, angry and frustrated, partly because this policy appears to have been inconsistently applied. Ironically, this change in policy was implemented just a couple of days before Banned Books Week.

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