Friday, January 31, 2014

Open Call: Ardent Books

"ArdentBooks, a royalty paying house, is proud to publish the finest in quality erotica novels.  We're actively accepting submissions from aspiring and established authors in a wide range of erotica and erotic subgenres.  Stories must have a clearly recognizable hook from the start, appeal to our wide female audience and capture the male mind as well. 


Accepted Erotica Subgenres include: Contemporary, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Historical, Romance,Ménage,BDSM."

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2 comments:

Seeley deBorn said...

Their "About Us" link returns a 404 and this part:
"authors must now carry the responsibilities of marketing, promotions and publicity for their books. This is a daunting task, and many authors fail, losing their publishing contract..."
implies that if you don't do their job for them (i.e. sell your own book) they'll kill your contract. I suppose being able to get out of a contract with a publisher that isn't selling your books is a good thing... ?

Anonymous said...

I saw the same thing, and was concerned.

Also, I think it's a red flag when a publisher demands that authors supply a written "marketing plan" along with the submission. Marketing is intellectual property. Makes me uneasy. Especially when a supposed "perk" of this contract is some sort of advice (in online workshop form?) about marketing--from a self-described expert in marketing. Which is it? Bring your own expertise or rely on the publisher to know their erotica market?