So a few folks have sent me notes about this. Basically, Amazon changed the way it “ranks” sales recently, and decided not to rank products that are “Adult”. So what, you might ask, is “adult”? The answer, it turns out, is anything gay. You can check out a list of de-ranked books here; they include the works of James Baldwin, Edmund White, EM Forster, Annie Proulx, Jeanette Winterson, etc. This has been happening for months. But rather than own up to it, Amazon is lamely suggesting that it’s a new “glitch”. A great critique of this is available in two great images. I guess according to Amazon, anything gay is pornography; anything straight, well, that’s just the way things are.