Hi, everybody! As the title states, I want to talk about the tragic mess in the trending section. This will mainly be about the romance section, but I’m not opposed to talking about the others as well.
Some of the questions I have that I’m sure you have as well.
- Why does episode approve these oversexualized covers? Especially when it contradicts the guidelines.
- Are authors using these type of covers to get reads?
- What message are these covers trying to send?
- How can we fix this tragedy?
- How can we limit it?
- What are your thoughts on this matter?
The guidelines states:
- No nudity on cover art.
Although there isn’t any nudity on these cover arts. The covers are still rather subjective for a kids app.
I’m going, to be frank, I stopped looking for stories in the romance section because I’m tired of seeing these sexualized covers. I don’t think they’re necessary. You can have a good story and still get reads without having sex plastered on your cover.
The following content is not allowed:
Depiction of any and all sexual acts (or anything that is suggesting that sex is occurring at that moment) in any form.
When you look at the cover art… You can tell that sex is happening or is about to happen. If I’m not mistaken, that goes against the guidelines, yeah?
Feel free to come up ideas. Feel free to discuss.
Please do not name any authors. If you want to show examples. Cross out the name. Those are my only rules.