(SEATTLE) -- After defending sales of a self-published book on pedophilia, online retail giant Amazon on Wednesday night reversed course and pulled the book from its Kindle store.
The electronic book, The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover's Code of Conduct, by Philip R. Greaves II, went on sale on Oct. 28 and cost $4.79 to download.
"This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certain rules for these adults to follow," the author wrote in the product description. "I hope to achieve this by appealing to the better nature of pedosexuals, with hope that their doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps liter [sic] sentences should they ever be caught," Greaves said in the product description.
The book quickly sparked a massive protest online, with thousands of Twitter users and Amazon customers calling for Amazon to remove the book, and some threatening to boycott the company altogether until it did.
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