Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Vajayjay and Amazon: What I'm learning as I self-publish.

Note: As of this date, Amazon just took The Babysitter off of their site again for the cover. I'll have to get a new cover for it.

FYI, to all writers interested in self-publishing. Amazon does not play with vajayjay on their covers.

Amazon rejected The Babysitter book cover five times. 

The one below is the approved one.

Initially the cover looked like this:

Obviously the big difference of the two is that one has a big ugly ass box at the bottom and one doesn't.

What is funny to me, is that Amazon never explained why they rejected the original cover. 

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I (my slow behind) had to guess. 
Clearly, for most people, the answer was obvious, but for me. . .

I stared at that cover for hours, wondering, "What's wrong with it?"

Finally my husband walked by and said, "It looks like the girl's vajayjay is showing a little in the shadows."

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To be fair to me and the model:
I don't think this model is completely naked
Surely she's wearing underwear right? 
But no. . .Amazon wasn't having it.

This forced me to change The Muse's book cover from bare nipple. . . 

Hey, I thought I could get away with it. . .it's ART!

Here's the painted over nipple cover that they did accept:

I get Amazon's reasoning.

However, I found the original covers to be captivating and not lewd at all. Especially when there are some pretty icky lewd covers out there. 

Sorry. I bet you won't be able to get that out of your mind for the rest of the day. . . 

Granted, this is just my personal opinion but. . .


  1. OMG!!!! I'd heard this was going on, but you're the first person I know to have been pulled. I never noticed the possible vavajay until I saw this. And yes, I'm seeing some really despicable stuff still on their it makes no sense.

  2. u don't see a vajayjay in the original cover...not even a shadow *looks up & stare hard* no...I don't see a vajayjay...I've been duped!

    smh...Amazon is stupid, but it will show a chick in a diaper *rolls eyes*

  3. I gather form this that Amazon doesn't do tasteful and artsy but they have no problem at all with just plain tacky and crude. They are quickly losing cred points in my book.

    1. It is crazy. Now they have taken my cover down completly so I'm going to get a new artist. Crazy.