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DENVER (AP) —Amazon is selling a self-published book defending pedophiles, sparking discussions about the retailer’s obligation to vet items before they are sold in its online stores.

The book, “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover’s Code of Conduct” by Philip R. Greaves II, offers advice to pedophiles afraid of becoming the center of retaliation. It is an electronic book available for Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle e-reader.

The book has triggered mounting outrage on Twitter and beyond. A chorus of Twitter users is calling for Amazon to pull the book, with a few threatening to boycott the Kindle store until it does.

Amazon did not immediately respond to an inquiry about whether and how it vet books sold in its store.

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Comments (5)
  1. wobbles says:

    I found a copy at Barnes & Noble

  2. Bryan says:

    Censorship is censorship is censorship. This amounts to a modern day book burning. Grow up people. They are words on a page. I’m more offended that the Koran is for sale on the Kindle but I’m not boycotting them over it.

  3. ReginaM says:

    The FBI will probably do some sort of tracking of the people who “Kindle” it. Did I just create a new verb?

  4. Mike says:

    Amazon has taken the eBook offline because of all the torch bearers. They still sell novels about sex with a young girl “Lolita”, eBooks about lock picking, bomb making and also many ebooks about rape and incest. They are just WORDS! Get over it!

  5. Teresa says:

    I would like to know if you could get over the words that help someone hurt your child.

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