(This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Amazon Launchpad for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.)
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Success comes nine months after dad bloggers Voltron’d together to lay pressure on Amazon to change its baby-stuff program, “Amazon Mom“, to “Amazon Family“!
The back story: As early as 2010, dad blogger Oren Miller wrote about Amazon Mom on his site, A Blogger and a Father. Another dad, Chris Routly, wrote about the Amazon Mom problem on his site, Daddy Doctrines in 2012. Somewhere along the line, a dude named Jeffrey Harrington started a Change.org petition about the same issue. When Oren Miller passed in late February of this year, dad bloggers not only renewed their efforts, but went ten-fold to honor their friend. You can read our article on the matter here.
Fathers have only recently felt included in public conversations about parenthood. And while products and services have also made moves to include fathers in their branding, one is still behind the times: Amazon Mom.
The Amazon Mom service focuses on the obvious: prenatal, baby and toddler products, including discount subscriptions to diapers and wipes. But with the rise in involved fathers from across the spectrum, stay-at-home dads, work-at-home dads, gay dads and even just dads that do the family’s shopping want to know if Amazon acknowledges dad as part of the family, and have taken to Twitter with the hashtag #AmazonFamilyUS to make a point.
And thus far, Amazon has ignored it.
Christmas is less than one week from now. You’ve got a short amount of time to get gifts for your family and friends – but you might still be able to save a couple of dollars in the process.
Us 8BitDad types are smart cookies, so we compiled a couple of last minute tips to help you shop for that perfect gift – quickly, and hopefully at a discount. We’ve also got a tip from Zack of CouponDad.net to help save Christmas (and your marriage). And if we’re no help this year, bookmark this page and use it next year. Deal?
Amazon.com, in what can only be referred to as “getting their ass handed to them”, has pulled a controversial e-book titled The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure. The bigger issue: are our kids safer now because of it?
Author, Phillip Greaves, a 47 year old retird nurse’s aide, said that before the book was pulled from Amazon’s website, over 300 copies had been bought from the Kindle’s online store. He also received over 3,000 complaints about the book, which sold for $4.79. On a humorous note, I wonder how many of the sales were to publications and journalists just so they could take a photo of the e-book for their articles.
Here’s the real kicker – Greaves said that before the internet and media hit uproar status, he’d only sold ONE solitary copy. The media, as it seems, created its own monster. Again. We do this from time to time.
Naturally, Greaves says that he does not promote pedophilia. [Long pause]