I see that some of the Literotica authors over at Phaze have decided to start up their own e-publishing company.
This is what it says on the badly designed Excessica website:
We publish the stuff other publishers won’t—not because these stories and books aren’t good enough, but because other publishers won’t take on certain fantasies they’re afraid might not “sell” in the mainstream.
We like to take things to excess, what can we say? Pushing erotic fiction to the edge, pressing the boundaries of propriety and political correctness, is something we relish. The good news is, this makes for very interesting stories—and hot, exciting reads for you!
Most mainstream e-publishers market their erotic offerings as “romance.” We don’t require that our authors write romance—and we don’t require a “happily ever after” either. Our erotica is always hot, fresh, and often forbidden.
Often forbidden eh? In another words, incest, D/D play, rape stories, and most of the other taboo plots that can be found at Literotica I guess. Nice.
Well, we know there’s a market for these things out there. *Shudder*
This is what it says on their submissions page:
Just because we like to push the boundaries doesn’t mean we don’t want an actual story with our erotica. Excessive sex is great (we like excess!) so sex in every chapter is fine—but sex without any semblance of a plot is not. We are looking for fully developed characters, plots and settings.
eXcessica is not a vanity publisher, so we will not charge you to publish with us. However, because we are a partnership rather than a standard publisher (who have editors and cover artists on staff) we require that you have your own manuscript edited and provide your own cover art. This means that manuscripts sent to us as submissions are expected to be free of all mechanical errors in punctuation, grammar and spelling.
With eXcessica there are no contracts, and we keep none of your royalties. All sales are yours. You will be asked to sign a general electronic release form that says the work is yours and you give the partnership the right to sell it—and that’s all. All rights are non-exclusive—the work is yours to do with as you wish, and you can pull it from our “shelves” at any time.
So, is this just another form of Literotica, except they actually sell the stories?
Thanks to you-know-who for the link.