My first two ebooks (Dead Dwarves Don't Dance and Dead Dwarves, Dirty Deeds) are hard-boiled, gritty cyberpunk novels with lots of crime, violence, and other adult content.
My next ebook is going to be a Young Adult action adventure aimed at kids (although grownups should also enjoy it!).
I am concerned that kids who like my YA ebook will buy my cyberpunk ebooks which are not appropriate for them.
Therefore, I have decided to voluntarily place a parental advisory in the Amazon/B&N description of my cyberpunk books. It reads something like this:
"For Parents: Dead Dwarves Don’t Dance is not appropriate for children under 16. This book contains intense action and frequent violence (shootouts, explosions, brawls, murder), suggestive language and scenes (not explicit), drug use (alcohol, tobacco, fictional future drugs), and cursing."
I believe that this is a small price to pay to help parents determine what their kids should and should not be reading.
What do you think about parental advisories for ebooks?