Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 17, 2012
Lexi Maxxwell exploded onto the erotica scene in January of this year, a few months before the breakout success of E.L. James' 50 Shades series – a title which has helped to slap erotica onto the mainstream map.
To celebrate the success of "50 Shades," and as a wink to the title that make it okay for women everywhere to turn their Kindles into one of their new best friends, Ms. Maxxwell bundled 50 previously released short stories into a single package, and priced it at just $9.99.
The audience reception has been staggering.
"I'm beyond thrilled," said Maxxwell. “I love writing for my readers, more than just about anything else in the world. And while I do get a surprising number of fan emails each day, getting regular reviews are harder to come by. Any modern author will tell you what a massive difference that makes to getting discovered and finding publishing success. And I believe this is especially difficult in the erotica market, for obvious reasons. To reach 55 reviews, with nearly every review being five stars, and all in less than a month – well, that leaves this wordy girl rather speechless."
Because Lexi Maxxwell is a full time copywriter using a pen name, the author is handicapped when it comes to self-promotion and soliciting reader reviews. However, she says for patient authors this is actually a good thing.
"It's true – if I didn't have the pen name problem to deal with, I'd probably be out there promoting a few books, rather than writing many more. It's a trap that many authors fall into. While I've certainly faced my share of frustrations around the pen name, I see this as a pure experiment, seeing how well my books can do, based only on the writing. I’m a full-time copywriter, so I don’t have time to waste with social media. This way may take longer, but I love that my words and stories speak for themselves."
Ms. Maxxwell's primary source of marketing is Amazon itself, recommending her many books to other readers through the world’s best recommendation engine – an area where reader reviews make all the difference.
"Right now, there are 55 reviews of '50 Shades.' 48 are 5-Stars and 7 are 4-Stars. That's gives me the validation I need to know I'm writing the right words for the right audience. It also means another bundle is on the way!"
Lexi Maxxwell is hard at work finishing up her second bundle, scheduled for release in the next few weeks, along with her first full length novel, due in mid-November.