Is the Cover of When the Wood Is Dry Too Edgy or Too Catholic for Google?
My new novel, When the Wood Is Dry: An Edgy Catholic Thriller will be released in three parts. The first part, I. Call of the Innocent, is currently available for FREE as an EBook from a number of sites including Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, etc. You may check it out at:
When I Googled my name, however, my author profile came up and the book cover for When the Wood Is Dry was censored. Ironically, they did not censor my covers for Blind Prophet, even though those covers have demons on them.
So, I'm trying to figure out why Google would censor the cover, without concluding it is a religious bigotry thing. There isn't any graphic violence or sex. There is a very stylized wound on a hand, which has highly religious significance, but it is not graphically bloody.
And, I think it goes beyond that. When I googled, When the Wood Is Dry, I got a lot of results on how to dry wood, but my title was nowhere to be found. Are they making it difficult for people to find my book?
I want to believe that our friends at Google are tolerant, enlightened people who do not discriminate based on religion. Am I wrong to be suspicious?
Google has a lot of power to censor content and make it hard to find. I would hate to think they are abusing that power. What do you think?
When the Wood Is Dry cover:
Google Author Profile with Cover Censored