Sizzler Editions part of Renaissance ebooks recorded this wonderful event they created on ‘How to Sell Erotica.’ If you have any thoughts about becoming an erotica writer I suggest you spend the hour and listen.
How to Sell Erotica is a live recording of a panel discussion presented at San Francisco’s Center for Sex and Culture under the auspices of Sizzler Editions. It is presented here free for the benefit of visitors to SizzlerEditions.com. The panelists were: Donna George Storey, a writing and book promotion columnist. Blake C. Aarens, who writes award-winning erotic fiction.M. Christian, writer and anthologist who has sold over 300 short stories, five novels and edited over two dozen anthologies. His new book How to Write and Sell Erotica is available from Sizzer Editons. Gina de Vries, whose fiction, journalism, memoir, and smut have appeared in dozens of anthologies. Jean Marie Stine, author, former magazine editor, and publisher of erotic ebook pioneer Sizzler Editions.
How did you sell the first story you got paid for?
What elements make an erotic story sell?
What are the easiest Markets to break into?
How do you dream up sexy story ideas and sexy scenes?
What’s the right amount of sex in a sexy story?
Is it possible to write convincing stories for sexual orientations and interests beyond your own? If not, why not? And if so, how do you do it?
What internet resources for writers of erotica would you recommend?
Any thoughts on how to get along well with editors and publishers? Do’s? Don’t’s?
Have you ever experienced negative reviews or criticism from fans? If so, how do you deal with it?
Have you ever sold the same story more than once? If so, what is the most times you have ever sold one story?
Running time: 1:40 Listen here: http://shop.renebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=220