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WHSmith's ebooks partner Kobo have said they are reviewing its catalogue to remove all graphic titles from its site.
Book retailer WHSmith shut down their website after reports that the book store was selling pornographic ebooks alongside children's titles.
A spokesperson said: "Kobo is working quickly to review its catalogue and remove the content, authors and publishers in question.
"We are also evaluating new procedures to help ensure that this type of content will not become available on Kobo's site, or those of our partners in the future.
"This unfortunate situation is the result of a select group of publishers and authors violating the self-publishing policies of our platform. These titles will be removed and we will address the individuals in question directly."
Waterstones has said that it is investigating how to remove some of the graphic titles which are available on its website:
Pornographic ebooks remain for sale on Amazon despite a backlash over inappropriate titles stocked by leading booksellers.
Customers using searches such as "Daddy" on the online retailer can be led to Kindle books featuring rape, incest and "forced sex", alongside titles for children.
WHSmith today apologised and shut down its website after similar books featured on their site, while "erotic" titles are also available to buy online from Waterstones.
After reports that WHSmith had allowed offensive titles to be sold as ebooks on its website the company has confirmed that it has completely shutdown its website in order to remove all of the titles the company has told ITV News.
The website of WHSmith was offline this morning after reports that the book store was selling pornographic ebooks alongside children's titles.
Typing 'daddy' into the search box brought up fictional accounts of bondage and sexual humiliation, as well as youngsters' bedtime stories, the Mail on Sunday said.