We accept all kind of content, because we believe in the freedom of expression. However, we make a point of working with only quality books, so we review the books both automatedly and manually, to make sure it is up to our standards. During the manual review process, we use guidelines similar to the major ebook stores, such as Amazon Kindle.
Your books and other content (such as book titles, cover art and product descriptions) must adhere to these content guidelines. We reserve the right to make judgments about whether content is appropriate and to choose not to offer it in some of the stores. In addition, the stores have their own specific standards your content will need to adhere to
We don’t accept pornography or offensive depictions of graphic sexual acts. This includes material falling under the following categories:
- Depiction (photo or drawing) of a child in a sexual situation, even without contact.
- Photographs of penetrative sex, oral/genital contact, or genitals.
- Textual encouragement to commit a crime (e.g. books supporting, encouraging or defending rape, paedophilia, incest or bestiality, or books detailing how to commit a sexual crime).
- Photographic content intended for the sole purpose of sexual arousal.
- Excessively objectionable or crude content.
What we deem offensive is in accordance with the UN hate speech guidelines and regulations.
Illegal and Infringing Content
We take violations of law and proprietary rights very seriously. It is your responsibility to ensure that your content doesn’t violate law or copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other rights. Please be aware that freely available content doesn’t mean free to sell content – always obtain the rights before you sell something. This is true not only for text, but also for images and fonts used.
Public Domain and Other Non-Exclusive Content
Some types of content, such as public domain content, may be free to use by anyone, or may be licensed for use by more than one party. This kind of content will not be published in the stores where it would not be unique.
Publishers spamming us with multiple versions of the same or similar books may be blocked from distribution. This also includes books that share or use the same images, text, or other content, promotional books and commercial books.
Books that primarily consist of free and easily available content may be rejected. For example, we cannot accept books that repackage content from online sources such as open access encyclopaedias, online forums and tutorials, or Q&A websites.
Poor Customer Experience
We don’t accept books that provide a poor customer experience. We reserve the right to determine which content would fall under this guideline. See the Guide to Kindle Content Quality for examples of content that’s typically disappointing for customers.
Examples of unacceptable content include:
- Content that is either marketed as a subscription service or redirects readers to an external source to obtain the original text/full content.
- Content that is freely available on the web (unless you are the copyright owner of that content or the content is in the public domain).
- Content whose primary purpose is to solicit or advertise.
- Content that is a non-differentiated version of another book.
- Content that is poorly translated.
The cover art of your book can’t depict Nazi symbolism as outlined in the Strafgesetzbuch section 86a if the content is cleared for sale in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, or any other country that restricts Nazi propaganda.