Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Amazon- the biggest bully of all?

Amazon has forced me to unpublish my book ‘The Bullying Epidemic-the guide to arm you for the fight’.

They claimed that there was information in the book that was available for free elsewhere on the web.  

I explained that my book is a guide to help parents, teachers & students with the problem of bullying. 
In writing this book, I researched the experts in this field, specialists in child psychology and other professionals that have dedicated their careers to this growing problem. 

There are guides to recognize bullying behavior, in both the target, as well as the bully. There is a list of the various types of bullying, and an interactive exercise that can be done with students/children.  I have included a step by step guide of what to do when you discover a bullying scenario. This is in addition to other valuable information that I have discovered.   I have listed all of my sources, along with their websites. 

There is also a collection of organizations and websites that can help with bullying, suicide prevention, civil rights violations, LGBT and many other areas of support.

This is a convenient guide, filled with valuable resources. I have always offered this free of charge, as a public service.  

Since Amazon also threatened to terminate my account, so that I couldn't sell any of my books, I reluctantly unpublished this book.  I hope that they will allow me to republish the book because I believe it can help many.  Even if it only helped one child, I would be delighted.

Luckily, you can still get the book here: 

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Wodke Hawkinson said...

Wow, Kat! I didn't know they policed the content of books that closely. Hope they reconsider!

Kathleen Patel said...

Thank you. I hope so too. It's for a good cause...