When you're the "world's largest bookseller," everything you do becomes Big News. This week, Amazon had a bit of a kerfluffle which they literally could not win.
In Part 1, someone noticed that Amazon was carrying a self-published ebook by a pedophile. This wretched little screed was all about handy tips and tricks on how to be a pedophile without getting caught. Gross, right?
Within minutes of this discovery, half of the internet was baying for blood. Nothing gets people going like a perceived misdoing on the part of Amazon.
Calls for boycotts and angry letters of protest went flying like… well, like a lot of upset people had just found out that Amazon (in their view) supports pedophilia.