Why Did Amazon BAN This Coronavirus Preparedness Book?
by Daisy Luther
About a month ago, I began working with Cat Ellis to put together a guide to help people prepare for the possibility of a coronavirus pandemic and potential quarantines. We published our book, The Wuhan Coronavirus Survival Manual: How to Prepare for Pandemics and Quarantines (nCoV-2019, Covid-19 Edition), on February 16th.
Cat Ellis is a preparedness author and herbalist who has written two Amazon bestsellers: Prepper’s Natural Medicine and Prepping for a Pandemic. Due to her extensive research, she’s widely considered an expert in the field of pandemic preparedness in the survival community. The book received 21 five-star reviews from verified purchasers and only 2 negative reviews from verified buyers. A small handful of reviews from people who did not buy the book rated it one-star because they said the author had “hurriedly written” the book to “cash in.”
This couldn’t be further from the truth. The reason Ellis was able to write the book so quickly is that this has been her field of research since 2015. In her book, Prepping for a Pandemic, there’s an entire section on coronaviruses and the possibility of a coronavirus mutation causing the next big pandemic. (Not this specific one since this is a new virus.)
As well, we initially sold the paperback book at just above cost so our own readers could purchase it at a lower price.
Things went well until March 4th, when Amazon blocked the book from being sold without providing a clear answer as to why. Actually, they offered several vague answers and each time, the reasons were different. Meanwhile, a partially plagiarized version of the book has been allowed to remain on the site, despite our clear claim to the copyright. Our infringement complaint was dismissed and we were warned that “reporting false, misleading, or consistently inaccurate notices of infringement violates” Amazon’s policies. This is despite the fact that our book was published weeks before the plagiarized version, something they could easily confirm since all the information is on their server.
We are in the midst of attempting to deal with Amazon to get the paperback and Kindle versions restored. Meanwhile, we are offering the book in PDF format with a bonus: a full chapter providing updates on how the situation has evolved since the book was originally published. You can get it here. I promise to fill you in on the shocking details of the Amazon saga once the matter has been resolved.
What’s in this book that Amazon doesn’t want people to see?
You’re probably wondering what is in Cat Ellis’s book that Amazon doesn’t want to see. We actually have no idea what content set of the warning bells at Amazon. The book doesn’t contain any wild conspiracy theories – it just discusses how potential pandemics have been handled in the past and outlines the shortcomings in our system. It provides solid preparedness information during a critical time – the last bit of time people may have to prepare before quarantines and lockdowns become mandatory.
Is it the fact that the author questioned the ability of American hospitals to withstand the influx of patients? Is it the comparison she made to how the Obama administration handled the media during the potential outbreak of Ebola in 2014? Is it that she questioned the official story about the origin of the virus or the numbers provided by China? Honestly, your guess is as good as ours.
The only place you can get your copy is right here. Grab it now and if you figure out what deep, dark secret this book holds that warrants this outrageous treatment by Amazon, please let us know.
About the Author
Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites. 1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, 2) The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived, and 3) PreppersDailyNews.com, an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. She is widely republished across alternative media and Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.