A number of GalleyCat readers disagreed with one writer’s description of an Amazon controversy in our author interview, “Christopher Smith Fights Homophobic Campaign.”
In the interest of fairness, we have included excerpts from the comments in this post. Follow the links below to read the complete comments. UPDATE: Hundreds of readers have continued to debate this interview on the Kindle Community boards. Follow this link to read that commentary.
William Maxwell wrote: “Certainly in that thread, there were hints of homophobia, which is sadly inevitable on any public, unmodded forum. But there was certainly no ‘homophobic campaign.’ That thread was mostly an energetic debate about whether books with sexual and violent content should or should not be labeled with a warning. At this point, the rankings for the book actually went UP (I know because I was watching with some amusement at the effect ‘controversy’ had), and many posters were still enthusiastically lauding Smith’s work.”