Kobo and WHSmiths Throwing the Baby Out With the Bath Water

In their haste to throw the baby out with the bath water, WHSmiths Online and Kobo have removed ALL indie titles. That includes mine. My work is not erotic, romantic, and neither does it blur the lines of legality that has caused this purge.

Although I fully back the removal of abusive titles, removing all indie titles is a step too far.

As such, I and TBFmedia will be boycotting Kobo and WHSmiths until further notice. Should they reinstate indie books on their platform, mine will be absent.

They will still be available from all GOOD retailers.

2 thoughts on “Kobo and WHSmiths Throwing the Baby Out With the Bath Water

  1. Yikes, that’s bad! Was there an outcry about all the sex and violence in the kids indie section or something? Or was it an over reaction to some conservative group who needed a new target?

    • From what I understand mumsnet had a hooey, and then The Daily Mail (ugh!) got involved and the next thing they’re dumping everything but the Big 6 publishers. Basically WHSmith and Kobo are technologically naive. Considering that hosting books cost them practically nothing, yet they profit from every unit sold, seems like they have been very shortsighted.

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