What is Amazon Rank? What does it mean? If you read anything Amazon deems as “adult”, it means you won’t find your favorite books in the “top lists”.
Here’s what Amazon’s Customer Service told author Mark Probst who writes YA gay fiction not erotic and not adult.
In consideration of our entire customer base, we exclude “adult” material from appearing in some searches and best seller lists. Since these lists are generated using sales ranks, adult materials must also be excluded from that feature.
Why am I doing this? As SmartBitches points out <blockquote>The goal: that “Amazon Rank” points to the definition that underscores Amazon.com’s shortminded censorship and inconsistent policing of what ought to be accessible to the book buying public.</blockquote>