Well, it has happened again. PayPal has pushed Smashwords in a corner and made them submit. They are being forced to remove perfectly legal works of erotic fiction.
As I contemplate the actions over the last week or so by a corporation I have to wonder… is this a moralist crusade or perhaps even an attack on small businesses? Now I don’t want to go getting politics in my smut, but seeing how erotica is not only a pleasure for me to write and something that I am very proud of, it is also my business. As the smaller online stores continue to fall, I am seeing what appears to be a corporation that is knocking the wind out of the sails of small “mom and pop” businesses.
If authors of other genres don’t stand up, it is only a matter of time before PayPal decides what you write is considered ‘obscene’. If consumers don’t stand up, it is only a matter of time before what you purchase is considered ‘obscene’.
I will continue writing naughty tales for anyone that
is allowed chooses to read them.
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