Category: Slideshow

Japanese Women – Sensuality – Erotica

Erotica written by and for Japanese women is beginning to flourish.  Excerpts from article written in, The Asahi Shimbun: Asia & Japan Watch website.

In Japan, discussions of what women find erotic has long been a conversation behind closed doors. Now, with the success of literary awards, websites and magazines aimed at tickling women’s fancy, the dialogue is stepping into the open.

In 2002, Shinchosha Publishing Co. began offering an award for erotic literature written by women and judged by a panel of women writers. The award got a boost in publicity following the Feb. 2 release of a movie based on a past winning novel, and this year’s competition saw 821 entries, about 100 more than last year.

Greater recognition of the award has meant a wider range of aspiring writers are submitting entries in hopes of getting their big break, and entrants have included everyone from junior high students to octogenarians.

“With a weakening of taboos on the sensual and sexual, such topics have blended into daily life and the landscape,” said Masako Nishi, who works in the secretariat that organizes the award.

Masahiro Kumai, the editor in chief of the weekly women’s magazine “an-an,” published by Magazine House Ltd., said he feels one reason for this greater openness is because “society has turned into one where it is easier to talk about one’s true feelings.”

Read more: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/cool_japan/culture/AJ201302230008

Live-Recording – How To Sell Erotica – Sizzler Press – Ranaissance

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.

 

Topics included:

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

Amazon Accepted New Cover for “SenSexual: A Unique Anthology” Volume one

Amazon had originally blocked the sale of Volume one because of ‘content’ violation. When I enquired as to specific violation they said the cover. Shall write a story about these photos, since they were part of a scandalous book published in 1969. Sadly, life hasn’t progressed much in terms of erotica in the U.S.

Free Sex Toy Designs for Your 3D Printer – MakerLove

The Erotic Literary Salon-Live was the place to be last night. Monica Day’s reading saw the Salon’s first standing ovation, Murmuration a classical music ensemble wowed the audience with their improvisational performance. You had to be there. Please don’t miss the next one, March 19th. Press Release to be posted next week.

News: the rise of affordable 3D printers is sparking a boom in demand for personalised sex toys that can be ordered online or printed at home.

Excerpts from article:

A raft of new companies are springing up to cater for the growing market for toys that can be customised according to taste and fabricated on domestic printers, preventing the potential awkwardness of receiving items in the post.

“The world of 3D-printed sex toys is growing rapidly and every day more and more brands pop up,” says designer Jelle Plantenga of Dutch “gentlemen’s jewellery” brand Velv’Or, which offers printed nylon products for men (top image). “It has the potential to grow very big”.

“I think the future holds a lot for this industry,” agrees Tom Nardone, founder of New York-based Makerlove, a site that offers vibrator designs that can be downloaded for free. “It’s definitely growing; it’s sort of a phenomenon. People want to avoid the embarrassment of getting these things in the mail.”

(MakerLove.com provides, free of charge, a large variety of sex toy designs you can print with a 3-D printer, or Maker. Since 1998 our group has been helping people avoid embarrassment and Makers will help that cause. You see, when people have the ability to make things privately, we suspect they will choose to make certain items without telling anyone else. Sex Toys and personal items seem rather high up on that list. So we have formed a website to capture and share designs for these personal products. MakerLove.com may revolutionize the sex toy industry or it may not, we are not sure. Regardless, we will be a free resource for people who want the freedom to privately own their own pleasure.) http://makerlove.com

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