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Writing and Publishing Erotica #26: The Grand Finale!

SexyFicPodcastThis time around, the guys discuss what they’ve been up to and answer questions from a longtime listener concerning point of view, writing group sex, and explaining why they got into this in the first place.

They also make a major announcement concerning the fate of the show.

Tune in to find out!

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Writing and Publishing Erotica #24: Kindle Unlimited and Going Wide

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This time around, the guys discuss recent changes in the payment structure for authors taking part in Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program. Is this the end of the world for authors? Why did these changes come about? What are they going to do in the future? What other options exist? Where in the Hell have these guys been for the past two months?

Tune in to find out!

Dean and Henry also speculate about what they think the next big concern is going to be for authors.

 

 

 

Episode 8: Romance vs. Porn vs. Erotica vs. Erotic Romance

Episode 8: Romance vs. Porn vs. Erotica vs. Erotic Romance  

What is the definition? These are straight from Wikipedia, but we’ll discuss our thoughts as we go along.

 

  1. Erotica is any artistic work that deals substantively with eroticallystimulating or sexually arousing subject matter.
  2. Porn is the explicit portrayal of sexual subject matter for the purpose of sexual arousal.
  3. Romance novels place their primary focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people, and must have an “emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending
  4. Erotic romance novels are stories written about the development of a romantic relationship through sexual interaction. The sex is an inherent part of the story, character growth, and relationship development, and couldn’t be removed without damaging the storyline.

There are three main things all these definitions revolve around:

  • Sex: In porn, the focus is on the actual sex act itself, while in romance novels, the focus is on the set-up and emotions the characters are experiencing before, during, and after the sex.
  • Story: One major difference is conflict: A romance has some kind of conflict, while a porn doesn’t. Is conflict = plot?
  • Purpose: Porn is usually intended to excite the reader, i.e. “Get off,” while romance is like a regular story.

 

  • Difficulties separating the categories?
  • Necessary overlap
  • Can you have romance and porn without sex?
  • Let’s Check the mailbag!

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Episode 7: What’s Different with Erotica?

Episode 7: What’s Different with Erotica?

 

  • Let’s try something different: We’ll check the mailbag first!

Hey guys!

I’ve just started listening to your podcast, and wow, it’s great! I’m powering through the episodes one after the other.

My (pen) name is Suzuki Sinclair, and I’m soon to put up my own erotica as an e-book. What I’d really love to hear about – whether that’s in a show, or if you’re able to take the time to put your thoughts in an email – is strategies to optimise sales.

I’ve listened to some other self-publishing podcasts and learned about free books and the importance of professional covers and keywords. I was wondering if there was anything you’d learned about specific to erotica that boosted sales?

Thanks, and keep up the great work!

All the best,

Suzuki

We’ll talk about free books another time, but I’ll say right now that our opinion probably isn’t the same one you usually hear. Keywords and cover design, are for another time as well, but both are very important.

You asked about tips specifically for erotica. Sales strategies for erotica is different from that of the latest sci-fi or crime thriller.

  • Your blurbs and description have to be more careful.
  • You may or may not be able to sell to your friends
  • You may or may not even be using your real name
  • There are cover image restrictions
  • Covers have to be what people expect (Forum Story)
  • Build your “Standard” platform: Twitter, Google Plus, Tumblr, Facebook, Pinterest, Blog, and others
  • Build your “Erotic” platform: Seek out message boards and sites that cater to your specific fetish or kink. Don’t spam, but be creative about your postings depending on the place. Tumblr, twitter, fetlife
  • Some things don’t change: AuthorMarketingClub, Bookbub, Mail lists.

If any readers have other suggestions, email them to us or post them in the comments section of SexyFic.com under the show notes.

Episode 2: Is It Done Yet? How Much Longer?

Writing and Publishing Erotica Podcast Episode 2

 

Join erotica authors Dean Chills and H. K. Kiting for a look at writing and self-publishing issues. They are known for their erotica stories, but much of what they say goes with non-erotica writing as well. Each week, they’ll explore a topic related to creative writing, the business of publishing, or just something interesting.

 

Episode 2: Is it done yet? When to finish a story

  • When is it done… Perfection?
  • Do you write for length of story or for publication?
  • How long does a story need to be? Pricing?
  • Time span of process
  • Editing and proofing.., how much is enough?
  • Do you find mistakes six months later?
  • Would you change anything if you could?

 

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Clarissa had a plan.

Getting in was easier than she ever thought possible. Getting rid of the secretary was a breeze. Gaining access to the high-powered executive suite went smoothly. Soon she stood before Paul, in his luxurious corner office, with a bag full of chains, rope, plastic wrap and duct tape.

When she undresses in front of him, he decides to have his way with her. The tables quickly turn when he finishes and she dominates, putting her bag of tricks to full use.

How far will she go?

This adult erotica tale contains face sitting, oral sex, bondage, domination, breath control and role play.

 

 

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