Ten Baffling Things That People Say to a New Erotic E-Book Publisher

Ten Baffling Things That People Say to a New Erotic E-Book Publisher

1. So, I wrote this manuscript from the point of view of a male Dom. Is that okay? Editors don’t usually let me do that, seeing as I’m a woman.

2. I’m sorry, we can’t review your collection because only three out of the seven stories are gay. That still doesn’t count as a gay book. We’re a gay review site.

3. Well, the story with the transgender character is from the point of view of a heterosexual woman, so that doesn’t count as queer erotica because the heterosexual woman doesn’t know that the trans woman isn’t a man until the end.

4. How come your anthology has both queer and straight stories? Do you not know who your audience is or something?

5. Just because it’s written by a queer author doesn’t make it a queer story, right?

6. So, is erotica different to porn? Does erotica have more depth or something?

7. But how come heterosexual erotica can turn you on if you’re a gay woman?

8. But people don’t think of Nabakov’s Lolita as being erotica, right? That’s why he gets away with the taboo thing. Erotic publishers stay away from taboo. Except you, I guess.

9. But your female character has a cock! That’s crazy.

10. Erotica with depth? Are you kidding?


Lana is a Senior Editor and Publisher at Go Deeper Press.

Photo credit: Jon ‘ShakataGaNai’ Davis via Wikimedia Commons

Lana Fox

Lana Fox is a co-founder and Senior Editor at Go Deeper Press (www.godeeperpress.com) -- a publisher of erotica for the brain and the brawn. She has been an online sex columnist and blogger for Boston Magazine and the Nervous Breakdown, among others. Her erotica appears in numerous collections, including "Best Bondage Erotica 2012." Her nonfiction sex self-help book is represented by the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, and her erotic novel, "Confessions of a Kinky Divorcee," is due to be published by Harper Collins’ Mischief (www.mischiefbooks.com) in 2013. Find her at: www.lanafox.com

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