Hi all! I’m curious on what day of the week you purchase your eBooks. I’m always experimenting with different days of the week for my erotica eBook launch days, and I’d love to know which day you prefer.
Erotica writers have a fascination with body parts. It’s natural. In a way, it’s our business to be fascinated with them. We write stories that tantalize (and in some ways educate/enlighten) our readers. We write a lot about sex, so body parts do come up…quite literally.
Before I became an erotica writer, I imagined that all erotica writers became super turned on whenever they wrote their stories. I dreamed up some hypothetical situations where they would type with one hand or only get a few paragraphs in before having to take a break to relieve some “pressure.”
When someone markets a product they created, that person has to consider why the consumer wants that product. As I’m an erotica author, I asked myself recently why I enjoy reading erotica. At first, I wasn’t quite sure. I know that I do, but putting a finger on why turned out to be more difficult than I thought.
I’m pretty excited. As of today, I am now self-publishing with Apple, via Her Last Fling.
You might think this isn’t a big thing, but Apple is very strict on what erotica they accept. Even outside of the obviously offensive-ish kinks, they have another list of kinks that may surprise you that they don’t allow.
Lately, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to whether I should publish my future erotica short stories and collections exclusively on Kindle via KDP Select, or whether I should ignore the KDP Select and publish them on every marketplace possible, for example, Nook, Kobo, Apple, etc.
KDP Select is enticing, and so far it has made up of about 40% the sales/borrows of my most recent erotica short story, Ravished By the Boss.
I recently wrote an erotica story about hypnosis/mind-control, where the female of the story was enthralled by the man’s control. Personally, I thought the story was pretty hot, but a friend pointed out to me that some people would be turned off by it. It’s a valid point, although I think it brings up a wider question of what audience I’m writing for.