NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is no longer selling a self-published guide for pedophiles.
It wasn’t clear whether Amazon.com Inc. had pulled the item, or whether the author withdrew it. Amazon did not immediately return messages Thursday, and the author, Phillip R. Greaves II of Pueblo, Colo., declined comment through a representative.
The book, “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover’s Code of Conduct,” offers advice to pedophiles on how to make a sexual encounter with a child as safe as possible. It includes first-person descriptions of such encounters, purportedly written from a child’s point of view.
The availability of the book calls into question whether Amazon has any procedures — or even an obligation — to vet books before they are sold in its online stores. The title is an electronic book available for Amazon’s Kindle e-reader and the company’s software for reading Kindle books on mobile phones and computers. Amazon allows authors to submit their own works and shares revenue with them.