01 April 2012

Open to Lesbian Romantic/ Er0tic Fiction: Blushing Books

Post date: 01 April 2012
Blushing Productions has been publishing romantic and er0tic stories on the Internet since 1999, and eBooks since 2003. We are in fact one of – if not the -first eBook publishers to specialize in romance er0tica for women.

We continue to move stories completed on our membership sites to our eBook site regularly. In addition, we are now acquiring books for publication on our eBook site that were not previously published on our member Web site.

So what does this mean for you?


1. We purchase a book up front for publication on one of our two membership Web sites. At this point, Blushing Publications is virtually the only Internet publisher in existence to pay for books up front. If we go this route, your book will either be published on Bethany’s Woodshed or SpankingRomance. Books purchased for publication on one of these two sites are considered “works for hire,” and Blushing Productions is the copyright holder.

Pay will vary depending on several factors, but for Bethany’s Woodshed we start at 3 cents a word. Payment and arrangements for Spankingromance.com are a bit different and will be explained to authors at the time of acceptance. Bethany’s Woodshed publishes serialized novels, one chapter a week.

After a story is completed, we move your book to our eBook site, Blushingbooks.com, within 1 – 2 years. We retain exclusive rights to publish your book, but you do receive ongoing royalties on these sales – 25 percent of sales (minus 10 percent processing costs) from sales on our eBook site and 25 percent of sales from other publishing venues where we sell books, such as Lulu.com, Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and 5 percent of sales on printed books. (Most of our titles at this point are not published in print.)

2. We acquire your book for publication on our eBook site and we manage your publication on external book selling sites such as Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. The book may have been previously published elsewhere, but if the entire book is still available on the Web for free (for example, on a free story board) then we are not interested.

If we acquire the book under these terms, our rights are non-exclusive, but if the author wishes to retain some publication rights this needs to be specified in the contract. For example, many authors choose to list their books themselves on Lulu.com but they want us to manage their books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and AllRomanceeBooks where it is difficult or impossible for a lone author to self-publish. Cover art and ISBNS provided by Blushing Books are exclusive to the Blushing Book edition of your work and may not be used elsewhere.

If we acquire your book under these terms, you will receive 50 percent of sales (minus ten percent processing costs) on our eBook site and 50 percent of revenue from other publishing venues where we offer your books (such as Amazon or BarnesandNoble) and 10 percent on sales of printed books.

We require that you make a two-year commitment, and after that either party may terminate the publication agreement. The ISBN we assign to the book at the cover art we commission remains the property of Blushing Publications.


1. We only accept .doc submissions

2. Please submit a general synopsis (2 – 3 paragraphs is fine) and a completed first chapter between 3,200 and 5,000 words. Tell us whether the book is currently completed (obviously required for a direct-to-eBook submission but not required for Bethany’s Woodshed). If it is completed, provide a word and chapter count. If it is not completed, please let us know the approximate projected length.

3. Submit to herwdshed@gmail.com. Put “submission” in your subject line and make sure you allow return email from that address. The synopsis and info may be in one email with the Chapter One document attached.

Read the complete guidelines here >>


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For submissions: herwdshed@gmail.com

Website: http://www.blushingbooks.com/
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