Fun or profit?

As noted on Twitter, my first month of writing erotica for fun and profit was only 50% successful.

That’s okay. I’m having fun, and building the business. There’s a tonne of people writing erotica and publishing on Kindle. A lot of them are
• better writers than I am
• better businessfolk than I am
• have an established presence

I can improve on the first two, and to be honest, it looks like either one isn’t strictly necessary to making a profit. I see some writers who are at a primary school level of writing in terms of ability to string a limited vocabulary of words together. I also see some very good writers who don’t seem to be promoting themselves well.

Junk food sells well, and good food sells itself. The key point is finding consumers. Building a brand. figuring out what works and what doesn’t. Understanding the rules of the game.

This is a learning experience for me. For now, it’s fun rather than profit. I like telling stories, and I like sex. Put the two together, it’s fun for me. If I can package the thing up and get noticed and have a bazillion readers hanging on my every word, that’s profit.


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Britni Pepper has always enjoyed telling stories. About people, places and pleasures. Her schoolmates loved listening to her stories about princesses and pirates and dragons, and once she looked up to find the principal looking on. "No, no, don't stop, Britni," he said. "I want to hear what happens next!" What happened next was university, a job in the travel industry, and a career of travelling the world meeting the most fascinating people. Britni has travelled to thirty of the world's nations and loves making up stories about fascinating people doing interesting things in exotic places. No longer tales about princes and wizards, but her stories are just as much fantasy as ever.

1 comment

  1. Your mantra of it being fun instead of for-profit couldn’t apply to me more! I’m a newbie blogger and can relate to this on so many levels and need to realise it takes time.


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