UPDATE 9th April 2021: (eBook and Paperback version)
Book BANNED (again!) worldwide on all Amazon websites.
Well, it looks final this time... I received an email from the "Amazon Content Review" department today stating:
"Amazon reserves the right to determine what content we offer according to our content guidelines. Your book does not comply with our guidelines. As a result, we are not offering it for sale."
Censorship is alive and well. I think when a book which simply advocates for some critical thinking and freedom of choice is banned, you really do have to question the motivation behind such a decision.
The paperback version is available to order online at Barnes & Noble (US), W H Smiths (UK), BetterRead (AU) and a few other places. Just search for the book ISBN (9780980865349) to see if there is an online retailer in your country.
UPDATE 26th March 2021: (eBook)
At last! Third time lucky. Book accepted at Amazon Kindle this evening.
It's EXACTLY the same book I submitted in late February. Same title. Same description. Same cover. Same contents.
The only difference is that now Amazon themselves already list the paperback, and the book is available in digital and print at many other online outlets around the world.
I'm disgusted that they would reject it when Kindle was the only platform I was publishing to, but will now take it when the book is out there and can't be silenced by their petty power-play censorship. Shame on you Amazon Kindle.
GOAL ACHIEVED !!
Find the book on Amazon Kindle (if you want to buy it off these over-bearing censorship-happy power-mad monsters) here:
UPDATE 23rd March 2021: (eBook)
eBook re-submitted this morning to Amazon Kindle. Hopefully "third time lucky".
I'm hoping that because the print version is already available on Amazon, and digital versions are available just about everywhere else, they might accept it this time.
UPDATE 15th March 2021: (eBook)
Almost there! Since originally being BLOCKED by Amazon Kindle at the start of March, I've managed to:
- publish a digital version on Smashwords
- get the print version onto Amazon (despite them blocking the digital version)
- get the digital version approved for worldwide distribution
That only leaves Kindle...
I plan to wait until I've had a couple of sales, and hopefully a couple of reviews for the paperback on Amazon before I go back to Kindle. That way I hope to avoid having the print book blocked too.
The eBook version on Smashwords has been approved for Premium Distribution, which means you should now be able to buy it on Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo (removed), Scribd and more:
UPDATE 11th March 2021: (Paperback)
The print version of "Vaccine Roundup" has started appearing on Amazon sites around the world. I guess my paperback publisher submits books via a different route, and has therefore managed to by-pass the Great Wall of Kindle Censorship:
UPDATE 7th March 2021: (eBook)
Well, it's taken a bit of time, but I finally managed to get the eBook version of "Vaccine Roundup" published via Smashwords. For now I've given up completely with Amazon Kindle. You can see the book here: