Considering the quality of the stories," Maxxwell said, "this is the best deal I've ever
seen on erotica.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) November 09, 2012
Fortunately for readers who love quality writing as well as steamy, smutty, sexy scenes, some of the most critically acclaimed erotica on Amazon is also the cheapest.
In the last two months, Lexi Maxxwell has published two critically acclaimed bundles of erotica, with a total of 92 short stories and a 4.9 out of 5 star rating between them.
"Considering the quality of the stories," Maxxwell said, "this is the best deal I've ever seen on erotica."
Those may be bold words coming from the author herself, but regular erotica readers know that there is a never ending fountain of poor quality erotica clogging both Amazon's free and paid erotic lists.
"The problem," she says, "is that Amazon has made it easy for anyone to publish. So often, anyone does. This has been great for me, and I say my prayers to Amazon every night. I love them for how they've changed my life, but I've also spent my life writing. I adore the craft and commit myself to it fully. I wouldn't charge for my work if it wasn't worth it."
Maxxwell is referring to the thousands of poor quality erotica books independently published to Amazon, without any quality control. Each of her stories goes through several drafts before going to a line editor, then a copy editor, and ﬁnally off to a formatter and cover artist.
"Quality to me is everything. I work at a large marketing ﬁrm, where words are our business. I love what I do, but never want to do it for the short term. Everything I write will have my name on it forever, even if it isn't my real name."
Lexi Maxxwell protects her identity by using a pen name. But just one year into her independent publishing stint on Amazon, she's proven herself to be a top-tier erotica writer.
"I have over 300 ﬁve-star reviews, and don't personally know a single reviewer. You can't get that without publishing quality copy."
Despite the pride she puts in her work, Maxxwell prices with frequent readers in mind. While many of the individual stories can be found anywhere from .99 to $2.99, her two bundles, "50 Shades of Lexi Maxxwell" and "42 Filthy *** Stories" are both priced at $9.99, and have 92 stories between them, and a total of 300,000 words.
When asked, "What's next?" Maxxwell says she's just getting started.
"I have my ﬁrst full novel coming out on November 30th, and that's been a ton of nasty fun to write. I'm also going to revisit XXX Files since I've had a lot of reader requests for that, and I'm starting work on a brand new serial that I'm super proud of."
Will she stop writing her infamous shorts?
"No, of course not," Maxxwell said. "Those are simply too much fun."