Amazon's Angela Johnson is the new winner of our Wicked Witch Award.
As an employee, Angela Johnson stands behind the Amazon group publishing single women's addresses in books they print for the morally hideous plagiarist David B. Boyer. Even when the women complain that this puts them at risk. Yes, Amazon produced a book by the plagiarist wherein he writes and the Amazon group prints the name and address of two single women who live alone.
One is a brilliant writer who also happens to be a victim of polio with limited mobility.
The other, Jeani Rector, is portrayed in ways in his book that make her feel threatened. She contacted the Amazon group for help, but in direct violation of their company's posted policy, Angela Johnson won't help her.
Angela Johnson is rapidly becoming the poster child of Amazon's crass insensitivity to its own customers and readers. If she's an example of the way Jeffrey Bezos wants to treat writers and customers, let's all shop at Barnes and Noble.
Barnes and Noble is starting to look like a knight in shining armor.
Amazon is starting to look like a rusty tin can.
Angela Johnson might at least try polishing the can.
Forgot some of your company's policies? Here, let me help you:
Illegal ItemsItems sold through the CreateSpace service must adhere to all applicable laws. This includes the sale of items by individuals outside the United States. Some items that may not be sold include any products which may lead to the production of an illegal item or illegal activity.
Stolen GoodsIf CreateSpace learns that an item is not the property of the seller, or was obtained through illegal means, we will immediately remove the item from our service.
Items that Infringe Upon an Individual's PrivacyCreateSpace holds personal privacy in the highest regard. Therefore, items that infringe upon, or have potential to infringe upon, an individual's privacy are prohibited. Additionally, the sale of marketing lists (bulk e-mail lists, direct-mail marketing lists, etc.) is prohibited..."
How did Angela handle this problem? Take a look at some of what she told Jeani:
"Dear Ms. Rector,
On April 27, 2012 the response from our Legal Department was provided with regards to your inquiry regarding the book by David Boyer. We will not be providing further insight on this decision."
Way to go, Miss Sensitive!!!
David Boyer's latest trash book lists Jeani's home address and tries to stoke outrage against her with made-up trash and hideously gawdawful writing. David B. Boyer is the plagiarist, thief and con man. And the Amazon group pretends they don't know.
Congratulations, Angela, you really deserve the Wicked Witch Award.