Right now, my 9-5 pays the bills, so I just want to get as many new readers as possible. I love fan mail and five-star reviews. They make me feel like what I'm doing is really meaning something to someone.
Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) November 22, 2012
Lexi Maxxwell has come out of nowhere in 2012, taking the erotica world and Amazon by storm with her unique brand of brash, unapologetic erotica. Most of Ms. Maxxwell's short stories are between 3,000 and 4,000 words, making it easy for the professional writer to maintain an aggressive publishing schedule of once per week.
"Are you kidding?" Maxxwell said. "I've been writing thousands upon thousands of words each week in my copywriting job for years. Writing smut is cake. The words fly faster, and leave me about a million times happier when finished."
Lexi has released two large bundles of her reader loved smut, both in the last two months, and each gathering several dozen of her previously released short stories together. Both bundles have done extremely well critically, with the first, "50 Shades of Lexi Maxxwell"currently sitting at #9 on Erotica's Top 100 Reviewed Erotica Titles list. Her second release, "42 Filthy *** Stories" has reached #70, in just under a month.
"Bundling so many short stories together was probably the smartest thing I did for Lexi all year," said Ms. Maxxwell. "It's been a great way to get new readers, which other than shoes are my favorite new things to get each week!"
Maxxwell contributes much of her success to her steady weekly releases, and the fact that she takes care of her readers. Subscribers to Lexi Maxxwell's newsletter get a free book, every week without fail. Some weeks she sends as many as five stories.
"Right now, my 9-5 pays the bills, so I just want to get as many new readers as possible. I love fan mail and five-star reviews. They make me feel like what I'm doing is really meaning something to someone."
All readers have to do is sign up on Lexi's newsletter page, and she sends her list a brand new book (for free) each Tuesday. Readers get the newest books first, and never have to pay. Lexi believes this is a smart approach, even though its money out of her pocket.
"I never expect to make money from my subscribers," she insists. "They're my best readers. I want to reward them as often as possible, and get them to tell all their friends. Using a pen name and having no marketing budget, means I need other people to talk about my stories. The best way to do that is to get them out there for free."
Taking care of readers like Lexi does is one way to build an engaged audience fast, something she plans on leveraging throughout 2013, with several more short stories, series and full novels plotted in her editorial calendar.
"I've only been 'Lexi' for a year now, but I can't wait to see 2013, and all the fun that's waiting."
Lexi's "smut for smart people" is available for free to subscribers of her list. Readers who enjoy intelligent but brash erotica will have fun subscribing to the list here: http://leximaxxwell.com/too-hot-to-download.