The crazy stuff that is parts of America

This week I tried to publish my first Dutch naturist fiction book.

A naturist book which is a crime story. As usual I chose a platform called Draft2Digital to get the book ‘out there’. That, combined with Amazon, gives me a good reach for books. Except this one.

Imagine my surprise when I got an e-mail from Draft2Digital telling me that most online bookstores do not accept pornographic content on the cover of a book. Let me show you the cover:

High-Tech Recherche

I assume you are shocked over the pornographic content displayed here. If so, accept my apologies. If not, I’m glad to meet a human being with a sensible mind.

To make sure I was indeed offending some policy, I went to wikipedia to have a look at their (Wikipedia’s) definition of pornography: “Pornography (often abbreviated porn) is the portrayal of sexual subject matter for the exclusive purpose of sexual arousal.”

If a man’s back and naked behind is sexual subject matter for the exclusive purpose of sexual arousal then I wonder what kind of people decide this image is exactly that.

Considering the fact that Draft2Digital is an American company, I should not be surprised about this rejection. Still, being stubborn, I decided to try my luck at Amazon because there is a Dutch Amazon-website for books. And lo and behold… American company Amazon sent me this: Congratulations, your book “High-Tech Recherche” is now live and available* for purchase in the Kindle Store!

I decided to publish the e-book through a Dutch e-book distributor. This means it will
a) be a bit more expensive
b) not get to Apple iTunes or B&N
but that’s something I’m not going to be bothered about.

I know, this is not my typical kind of post but I had to vent this somewhere, and this is as good a place as any. If you want to know more about the book, please let me know. The plan is to get an English version out too, and I would like to point the Dutch visitors to my Dutch author website where I will announce the book shortly.

Author: Paul

Promoting the clothes-free lifestyle.

4 thoughts on “The crazy stuff that is parts of America”

  1. Paul

    We are not surprised at all, the prudishness of society here in the USA is reaching new heights to the point where anything spoken or anything displayed is offensive and we seek not to offend anyone. It is in fact so hypocritical that it’s hard to believe it’s even happening.

    1. Indeed, and it’s not only the USA. More and more places in the world become uninhabitable because of this strange attitude people are nurturing…

  2. Well, unless you have a medical or nursing degree, if you are looking at bare buttocks, you must be a pedophile, or some pervert, or something. Of course, nevermind we show anything in our movies, and glamorize any kind of porn, you, good sir, are a threat to society, and must be censored. It is a mad, mad, world on our side of the pond, and we do intend to keep it as mad as a hatter, as long as we can. Hahahaha! A bare bum? Good heavens! Surely the world is ending! 😉

    1. To Joe M,
      Since America was first populated with Puritans who were run out of England. And America has a proton streak that runs right throughout it still to this day. It is the most hypocritical stance since we are likely the biggest purveyors of porn, and sex crimes in general. Nudist laws abound. Strangely, US Government lands do NOT have any nudist laws, and that is where most nudist beaches can be found on our “National Park’s” designated areas, along both coasts. There are nudist beaches that have been so for ages, Black’s Beach (San Diego, Ca area), Sandy Hook (New Jersey/NYC area), Provincetown, Massachusetts, Seattle area, Miami Beach (town beach), Padre Island, Fire Island L.I., NY (choose your beach carefull), and so forth. But, the heart of America is deathly afraid of the nude body in the flesh – but are creatures of great films with plenty of nude scenes, get an R rating with nary a prob. Go figure.
      Naked Johnny, NYC, NY

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