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Writing and Publishing Erotica Episode 23: Motivation, Getting Up Early, and Audiobooks

Episode 23:

Welcome back to Episode TWENTY-THREE of the Writing and Publishing Erotica Podcast. I am H. K. Kiting and I am Dean Chills and we’re your hosts for the show. This is the podcast where we talk about writing and publishing in general, and include the occasional tidbit about erotica specifically.

If you find enjoy this podcast or find it helpful then review us on iTunes.  Also, check out our books at SexyFic.com

What’s your most recent release?

H. K. Kiting: Artist Series Complete and Welcome Home

Dean Chills: Bear and Chaser Go to the Party in completion


 

Episode 23:

Topic One: Keeping it Flowing

 Reader Mail: Do you guys have any ideas to keep the words flowing so you keep putting out consistent content for your readers?

–Writing Schedule

–Ideas

 Link to Youtube Video about writing Early: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGQMKwRy36E

 

Topic Two:

How do you convince someone to record your story as audio if you don’t want to do it yourself?

–ACX or Not ACX? If not ACX, then payment processing is a problem

–Revenue Sharing or just pay upfront?

Link to Zoom H4N Audio Recorder:


We really want to hear from you. If you have a comment, complaint, or topic suggestion, mail us at sexyfic@gmail.com or stop by SexyFic.com and leave a voicemail on the tab that allows you to record a message. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, and leave a review for the show if you like it.

 

Episode 20: Our Mistakes and Social Media

Episode 20: Mistakes and Social Media

 

Welcome back to Episode TWENTY of the Writing and Publishing Erotica Podcast. I am H. K. Kiting and I am Dean Chills and we’re your hosts for the show. This is the podcast where we talk about writing and publishing in general, and include the occasional tidbit about erotica specifically.

 

If you find enjoy this podcast or find it helpful then review us on iTunes.  Also, check out our books at SexyFic.com

What’s your most recent release?

H. K. Kiting: Cement Shoes / Tales from the Compound Collections

Dean Chills: SexyFic Shorts – Grace Under Water, Soon to be Single, Diving for Diana ALSO in audio, Jack’s Anniversary, Gay in Galveston and Breathless Prisoner coming soon…

 

Episode 20:

 

Topic One: Mistakes and Regrets

What was your biggest mistake in this business… so far?

Chills… My Name / Gay or Straightness

Kiting… Farting around / Confusing Bi Story

 

Topic Two: Social Media

Why do you need it?

What do you do?

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Youtube

We really want to hear from you. If you have a comment, complaint, or topic suggestion, mail us at sexyfic@gmail.com or stop by SexyFic.com and leave a voicemail on the tab that allows you to record a message. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, and leave a review for the show if you like it.

 

Podcast Episode 14: Audio Books

Episode 14: Audio Books

 

What’s your most recent release?

Dean Chills: Forbidden Winter

H. K. Kiting: Riding the Tide

 

Audiobook Samples:

Scuba Lessons #1: Pool Time

Scuba Lessons #2: The Quarry

 


 

Episode 14: Audiobooks

Dean: I mentioned a few episodes back that I had a few audio books out, and I got several emails asking how that works.

 

Question 1: Where can you sell audio books?

ACX – CreateSpace – Your own website – CD Baby

 

Question 2: Should I narrate my own books or not?

Doing it yourself:

Are you the same sex as the narrator?

Are you comfortable doing it?

Do you sound natural doing it?

Can you do the voices or accents?

Paying someone else to narrate your story

Paying outright

Where can you find narrators?

Revenue split through ACX

 

Question 3: What do I need to do it myself?

Equipment

Quiet space

Question 4: How much can I make?

40% on ACX sales. The Author and Narrator each get 20%. Pricing varies depending on length.

Createspace charges $4.95 + 15% of the sale

Your site: The Sky’s the limit

Sites Mentioned:             

ACX

Createspace

Audible

Gum Road

CD Baby

Scuba Lessons 2: The Quarry

The Quarry 200x300by Dean Chills

Phil has passed the classroom portion of his scuba certification and is ready for his confined water dive. His “private tutor,” Jeremy, has suggested they go to a local quarry and explore some of the sunken objects in it.

They find the quarry almost deserted, and they waste no time getting started exploring. When they come across an old school bus, Phil and Jeremy decide to take advantage of their peaceful surroundings to go “even deeper” with each other.

After a sexy time in the bus, they move on to a sunken automobile and take it for a “spin.” Will Phil pass the test, or is he in over his head?

This short erotic tale features gay sex, both oral and anal, manual sex, and lots of bubbles.

Buy now from Amazon

Buy now from Barnes and Noble

Buy now from Apple

Buy now from Kobo

Buy now from Scribd

Buy now from Inktera

Buy now from CreateSpace

Buy now from Audible

Episode 11: Free Books

SexyFicPodcastEpisode 11: Free Books

Dean: Let’s check the mailbag first this time. Why? Because this time we have another email from a reader!

Clive wrote in and asked:

A few episodes ago, you guys mentioned you had an unusual opinion about free books. What are your thoughts on free and promotional books? Thanks for your show, I’ve listened since the beginning.

— Clive from U.K.

Henry: I don’t know if it’s really that unusual, but it might be kind of atypical. Generally, free books are a bad idea in my opinion. But there are nearly as many opinions about free and promo books as there are self-published authors out there.

What do you think of free books?

  • People write ONE book and give it away? Why? How does this benefit the author? (Some people just want to be read. Bad reviews are easy. People collect and never read free books)
  • Series books with the first book free. Might work better to sell them all at first, then go back and offer first one free once they are all out there.
  • All books free after a certain amount of time. Why would anyone buy a book if they know that’s coming?
  • One book free at a time, but cycling through all of them eventually. Why would anyone buy a book?
  • Free books as a reward for something. Reviews or for signing up for a mailing list. For example, if you review one of our books online somewhere (like Amazon) and drop us a note telling us which review was you, we’ll send you a coupon code for a $2.99 book of your choice for free. If you sign up for our mailing list on SexyFic.com, email us, and we’ll do the same. That’s an easy way to get TWO free books from us. Neither of those offers is automatic, so you’ll need to email us your details, but we’re glad to do it.
  • What are your thoughts? Blog comments below!

We really want to hear from you. If you have a comment, complaint, or topic suggestion, mail us at sexyfic@gmail.com or stop by SexyFic.com and leave a voicemail on the tab that allows you to record a message. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes,and leave a review for the show if you like it.

Theme song is “Everything Is One Thing, Reprise” by Al Phlipp and The Woo Team

 

Episode 5: Perspiration and Inspiration, Natural Talent, Getting Better

Writing and Publishing Erotica Podcast

Episode 5: Perspiration and Inspiration, Natural Talent, Getting better

5. Perspiration and Inspiration

  • Do you have to have a degree to be a writer? (MFA, etc.)
  • “I’ve always wanted to be a writer” – then do it (Aspiring Writers)
  • Do you need to be born with talent? It helps, but if you want to be a concert cellist it takes practice too. (10,000 hour rule)
  • Writing with regularity
  • read work by others – free Kindle books, don’t need a Kindle device. Library!
  • other ways to get better – personal Nanowrimo, daily writing, writing challenges with a friend, write without limiting yourself, writers club or class, Google search, visit your library
  • Let’s Check the mailbag!

 

If you have a topic you’d like to hear more about, please let us know. Email either of us at sexyfic@gmail.com

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