The AW Amazon Store
Buy Books by AWers!

 

Welcome to the AbsoluteWrite Water Cooler! Please read The Newbie Guide To Absolute Write

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Jessica Lynn Original Publishing

  1. #1
    Nefarious Ghost Fan AnneMarble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    2,900

    Jessica Lynn Original Publishing

    Has anyone heard of Jessica Lynn Original Publishing?

    They have submissions guidelines that are actually quite specific, so it sounds as if they're not going after this half-@ssed. But at the same time, they don't give many details about what they give to authors (except for how many sample copies) of if they charge a fee:

    http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.com/b...syourbook.html

    As far as I can tell, the site owner designs clothing and might sell some stuff on CafePress. So maybe she decided to start selling books that way, too. I dunno.

    I learned about them because they posted on the "Writer News" message board at All About Romance. I'd be curious to know if other people have seen this company posting on boards or lists.
    THE Official FreakTM
    That's not me in my avatar. That's Papa Emeritus II and the Nameless Ghouls of Ghost
    -- AARlist2, my romance reader discussion group
    Dubbed "Cool Thread Starter Girl" by JeanneTGC

  2. #2
    volitare nequeo AW Moderator veinglory's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    right here
    Posts
    27,767
    My assessment was the same as yours. They posted at my forum and I posted questions in reply -- but they haven't retunred to answer them. Specifc about what they want but no information on their printing/distribution methods, cover price, royalty rates, ability to edit etc etc
    Emily Veinglory

  3. #3
    Nefarious Ghost Fan AnneMarble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    2,900
    Quote Originally Posted by veinglory
    My assessment was the same as yours. They posted at my forum and I posted questions in reply -- but they haven't retunred to answer them.
    How telling. They posted and ran in Writer News as well. Of course, now that I've asked about this outfit, they'll probably come by here and say I was a mean poopiehead for not sending them an e-mail with questions. At least I can point to the questions they didn't answer after hit-and-run posting.

    Quote Originally Posted by veinglory
    Specifc about what they want but no information on their printing/distribution methods, cover price, royalty rates, ability to edit etc etc
    They were asking for the moon and delivering at best Moonpies. Or maybe they were mooning us. And boy am I grateful we don't have a smiley for that.
    THE Official FreakTM
    That's not me in my avatar. That's Papa Emeritus II and the Nameless Ghouls of Ghost
    -- AARlist2, my romance reader discussion group
    Dubbed "Cool Thread Starter Girl" by JeanneTGC

  4. #4
    Hagiographically Advantaged AW Moderator HapiSofi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    2,090
    Looks like they've noticed that porn is a seriously underserved market segment. They may or may not have any idea what they're doing. If I had to bet, I'd go with "not," because their list of stuff they don't want to see -- prohibiting "Bestiality, Pedophilia, Necrophilia or anything close, serious injury or rape" doesn't match the laws, the market, or the contents of the slushpile.

    On the other hand, they may sell some books, because porn is a seriously underserved market segment. Sooner or later, most writers will write erotica, because writers write about everything that matters to them. Some of that erotica will be good. But whether it's good or not, it's likely to languish in the trunk, because there's a serious shortage of places to get it published.

    One of the things Jessica Lynn should do if they want to sell books is to package and label their content very, very precisely. The audience for erotic fiction is even pickier about subcategories than the notoriously picky romance audience.

    JL's website's section on why you should submit your book to them makes them sound like a Lulu.com or CafePress type of operation. Two weeks from acceptance to availability is kind of scary; clearly, they aren't going to be doing the editing or proofreading. If they were going to be doing significant marketing, I expect they'd say so, but they don't.

    If it were my book, I'd leave it in the trunk and wait for a better opportunity.

  5. #5
    Nefarious Ghost Fan AnneMarble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    2,900
    Quote Originally Posted by HapiSofi
    Looks like they've noticed that porn is a seriously underserved market segment. They may or may not have any idea what they're doing. If I had to bet, I'd go with "not," because their list of stuff they don't want to see -- prohibiting "Bestiality, Pedophilia, Necrophilia or anything close, serious injury or rape" doesn't match the laws, the market, or the contents of the slushpile.
    It's possible they're aiming at the "Romantica" market because they mention the romantic element. A lot of those publishers use similar "Don't Use These Things" guidelines. (They do point out that as far as bestiality goes, romances about werewolves, dragons, centaurs, etc. don't count and are OK because as long as everyone involved is sentient and of age.)

    Quote Originally Posted by HapiSofi
    ...One of the things Jessica Lynn should do if they want to sell books is to package and label their content very, very precisely. The audience for erotic fiction is even pickier about subcategories than the notoriously picky romance audience.
    That's true of romantica, too. I have certain categories I tend to check out right away. Hint: I even have an Emily Veinglory novella on my eBookwise.


    Quote Originally Posted by HapiSofi
    JL's website's section on why you should submit your book to them makes them sound like a Lulu.com or CafePress type of operation. Two weeks from acceptance to availability is kind of scary; clearly, they aren't going to be doing the editing or proofreading. If they were going to be doing significant marketing, I expect they'd say so, but they don't.
    I don't think they truly understand what they're getting into. Maybe they saw the romantica market and wanted to enter it. It's possible someone associated with the site even has fan fiction connections and wanted to branch out into regular erotica.

    Quote Originally Posted by HapiSofi
    If it were my book, I'd leave it in the trunk and wait for a better opportunity.
    Or heck, look on AW's Erotica board for help on where to place it.
    THE Official FreakTM
    That's not me in my avatar. That's Papa Emeritus II and the Nameless Ghouls of Ghost
    -- AARlist2, my romance reader discussion group
    Dubbed "Cool Thread Starter Girl" by JeanneTGC

  6. #6
    volitare nequeo AW Moderator veinglory's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    right here
    Posts
    27,767
    Quote Originally Posted by AnneMarble
    That's true of romantica, too. I have certain categories I tend to check out right away. Hint: I even have an Emily Veinglory novella on my eBookwise.


    Or heck, look on AW's Erotica board for help on where to place it.
    You read my book AND plugged my forum. Guess who's my new best friend!
    Emily Veinglory

  7. #7
    American Aquarium Drinker pepperlandgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    811
    prohibiting "Bestiality, Pedophilia, Necrophilia or anything close, serious injury or rape" doesn't match the laws, the market, or the contents of the slushpile.
    I have yet to find a single erotica publisher who doesn't list these restrictions. Could be I'm looking at the wrong markets though.

  8. #8
    Mostly Harmless SuperModerator CaoPaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Coastal Desert
    Posts
    13,024
    The base site has changed from designer wedding dresses to art stamps. Same people, though, and no sign of any publishing venture, so I'd say their interests lie elsewhere now.
    ICAO
    ---------
    Achievers strive for excellence. Perfectionists drive themselves to extinction. -- A Grapple A Day
    I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage. -- Charles DeSecondat

    II 2016: 2017:

  9. #9
    practical experience, FTW
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    851
    Hmm. Ginger Lynn, Amber Lynn, Porsche Lynn, Kristi Lynn...all pornstars, right?

    Have you searched XXX movies for Jessica Lynn?

    From Macmillan New Writing, September 7, 2007. (Pan mass-market paperback in September, 2008). In the UK at Goldsboro Books, Borders, Waterstones, and other fine bookstores. Overseas, Amazon.co.uk and most other online retailers.

    Drop through Tomorrowville and say hello...

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Custom Search