Episode 17: Being Descriptive
Welcome back to Episode Seventeen 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.
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H. K. Kiting: The Bunker / Greek Games
Dean Chills: Jack’s Anniversary
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Topic One: Description
How important is the role of description in erotica?
Is it good to be very descriptive or more vague about characters and locations?
Are the answers above different with other (non-erotic) genres?
Does it tie in with cover art?
Erotica-specific: How do you talk about sex for forty books and stay original?
Topic Two: Bundling
Do bundles sell better than individual books?
Do you leave the original books available while selling the bundles or do you take them down?
Pricing vs. Free.
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