write about 5000 words of porn or more - 3000 or more also acceptable, but you don’t really want to go under that. don’t tab to indent, i swear to god, it fucks with amazon’s formatting so bad. don’t write any porn that’d send you to jail IRL, amazon naturally (and thank god) doesn’t accept that shit.
on the ‘bookshelf’ tab, you click ‘add new title’, fill out everything, upload a cover - you can get one free image a month (or maybe a week now, i dunno) from bigstock.com if you need some stock images of people’s abs and stuff but can’t put cash down for anything just yet - and amazon has a cover making application built right into the process too to make things easier or if you don’t know shit about photoshop or whatever.
then you upload the document itself. click save and continue. choose how much you want your title to cost - 2.99 is generally what most people price theirs at, because that’s where amazon’s 70 percent royalties starts at. enroll in kindle select if you want that 70 percent royalties to apply to the whole world, so you’re getting the same royalties no matter where you sell.
then you hit publish and wait and wait and wait and wait for amazon to actually publish the fucking thing.
then you wait 60 days after the end of the month to get your royalties! don’t know why, but that’s how amazon rolls.
and you just keep making more and more titles in the meanwhile to build up that income cuz you’re not likely to make a lot from just one title.
there’s no real ‘gatekeepers’ in kindle erotica - you just start writing and publishing and you keep doing it and building up a library. some genres/kinks/niches sell better than others, and trends come and go, but it’s really all up to you - to do the writing, the publishing, the marketing, and then more writing and publishing. you just keep at it, bit by bit. this is a market where it’s really all about quantity… the bigger your library is, the more sales you’ll start to rack up, building like a snowball. even better if you release titles on like a regular schedule. ideally you want to put up like 2 titles a week, but 1 a week is a good initial goal to shoot for.
you can also go to amazon’s author central to set up an author page to get all your titles in one place and help build a reader base/link readers and buyers in general to.
Customer: “It’ll shrink if we wash it.” Me: “Actually, it’s made of polyester, which happens to be pretty resilient stuff as far as being able to resist being shrunk or messed up in a wash on hot water and then dried. ~ “ Customer: "No it’ll shrink because it’s a man-made fiber. I’m taking fashion design so I know for sure what it’ll do." Me: " … Well… I’m a cosplayer? And some of the polyester I’ve bought to make suits and stuff with has survived being washed and dried in boiling water, refused to be dyed, and sort of curled at the edges when I set it on fire." Customer: ”.. … what.. “ Me: "Yeah I dunno, polyster is a very suspicious material."
Truthfully, I want Squall and Ellone to have the opportunity and motivation to sit Laguna the frick down and tell him off. I love him, but his myopia made a lot of unnecessary crap for a lot of people who had no choice in the matter, and that should be brought to his attention without him having the chance to make it all about his poor wandering soul.
As some of you might already have guessed, I’m a fan of Japanese girl idols. One of the many, many idol groups in existence today in Japan is NMB48, a Osaka-based spin-off group of the (in)famous AKB48. NMB has a weekly show that’s surprisingly entertaining as well as educational called NMB to…
dude please, a career job is literally just a better paying form of customer service. you’re still thristing for that pay check from the man like I do, so stop giving me weird looks when I say I’m happy here.
after months of thrashing about it the deed is done. i cut the arms and parts of the hood off my org coat tonight to eventually shove into zakuro ( saiyuki ). no going back now. not with that douchebag collar tacked down.
as much as i don’t like to condone the anime, i do condone the need for a lavender wig to be on my head at least once in my life. also the blonde of his hair would look gross on me in general sooooo.