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Patrick A. Smith

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Silly question?
Posted: Nov 7, 2017 9:46 PM
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Okak, so I admit I'm ignorant about many things. Why do I look at some "best sellers" that are obviously erotic romance and the description says its totally safe???? Just what does that mean?
Ned Kelly

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Posted: Nov 7, 2017 9:57 PM   in response to: Patrick A. Smith in response to: Patrick A. Smith
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Probably that you won't get pregnant by reading it. Beats me how some of these descriptions are permitted when they're obviously false...but that's the way it is.

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Patrick A. Smith

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Posted: Nov 7, 2017 10:11 PM   in response to: Ned Kelly in response to: Ned Kelly
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Ned Kelly wrote:
Probably that you won't get pregnant by reading it. Beats me how some of these descriptions are permitted when they're obviously false...but that's the way it is.

Cheers

Ned


I'm not knocking any book. I just would like to know what safe means in that case.
Donna St Felix

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Posted: Nov 7, 2017 11:08 PM   in response to: Patrick A. Smith in response to: Patrick A. Smith
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Patrick A. Smith wrote:
Ned Kelly wrote:
Probably that you won't get pregnant by reading it. Beats me how some of these descriptions are permitted when they're obviously false...but that's the way it is.

Cheers

Ned

I'm not knocking any book. I just would like to know what safe means in that case.
Patrick A. Smith wrote:

Ned Kelly wrote:
Probably that you won't get pregnant by reading it. Beats me how some of these descriptions are permitted when they're obviously false...but that's the way it is.

Cheers

Ned

I'm not knocking any book. I just would like to know what safe means in that case.


Safe for touchy adults to read.
steve holdsworth

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Re: Silly question?
Posted: Nov 8, 2017 1:47 AM   in response to: Patrick A. Smith in response to: Patrick A. Smith
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Similarly, I have been wondering what sort of pictures are permitted on the front cover of books, to convey the impression of a steamy romance. I'm not advocating anything too explicit; but was wondering what is seen as acceptable. Any ideas?
chris

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Posted: Nov 8, 2017 2:18 AM   in response to: Patrick A. Smith in response to: Patrick A. Smith
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^^^^^^ I'm just guessing here. But total nudity = bad. Partially clad people with clothes on in the right places = OK.

Edited by: chris on Nov 8, 2017 2:19 AM
writerbn

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Posted: Nov 8, 2017 4:52 AM   in response to: steve holdsworth in response to: steve holdsworth
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steve holdsworth wrote:
Similarly, I have been wondering what sort of pictures are permitted on the front cover of books, to convey the impression of a steamy romance. I'm not advocating anything too explicit; but was wondering what is seen as acceptable. Any ideas?

I believe the official explanation from the Zon is "no dangly bits." Or maybe not; that might be Mark Coker's interpretation :)
writerbn

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Posted: Nov 8, 2017 4:53 AM   in response to: Patrick A. Smith in response to: Patrick A. Smith
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Patrick A. Smith wrote:
Okak, so I admit I'm ignorant about many things. Why do I look at some "best sellers" that are obviously erotic romance and the description says its totally safe???? Just what does that mean?
Generally, that there are no graphic sex scenes. Heck, there's even a category for "Christian Erotica" that still leaves me scratching my head...
Patrick A. Smith

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Posted: Nov 8, 2017 5:09 AM   in response to: steve holdsworth in response to: steve holdsworth
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steve holdsworth wrote:
Similarly, I have been wondering what sort of pictures are permitted on the front cover of books, to convey the impression of a steamy romance. I'm not advocating anything too explicit; but was wondering what is seen as acceptable. Any ideas?

You'll have to ask someone else. I don't write romance. I do however, look to see what are the best sellers.
steve holdsworth

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Posted: Nov 8, 2017 6:41 AM   in response to: Patrick A. Smith in response to: Patrick A. Smith
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Thanks Patrick. Some contributors on this forum advise that the appearance of the book is crucial, otherwise prospective customers won't give it a second glance. Trial and error, I guess!
Emily Veinglory

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Posted: Nov 8, 2017 7:01 AM   in response to: Patrick A. Smith in response to: Patrick A. Smith
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If it was BDSM it means they are ensuring consent.
Patrick A. Smith

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Posted: Nov 8, 2017 8:32 AM   in response to: steve holdsworth in response to: steve holdsworth
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steve holdsworth wrote:
Thanks Patrick. Some contributors on this forum advise that the appearance of the book is crucial, otherwise prospective customers won't give it a second glance. Trial and error, I guess!

That I can speak to. The cover on any book is of utmost importance. When scanning through any book list, if the cover doesnt command attention, most readers will never look at the description, let alone the look in sample!
Joseph M Erhardt

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Posted: Nov 8, 2017 8:43 AM   in response to: Emily Veinglory in response to: Emily Veinglory
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Emily Veinglory wrote:
If it was BDSM it means they are ensuring consent.

Worst safe word in BDSM? "More!"
writerbn

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Posted: Nov 8, 2017 9:08 AM   in response to: Patrick A. Smith in response to: Patrick A. Smith
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Patrick A. Smith wrote:
That I can speak to. The cover on any book is of utmost importance. When scanning through any book list, if the cover doesnt command attention, most readers will never look at the description, let alone the look in sample!

Generally true, unless your name is Stephen King, J K Rowling, or you're a celebrity. Speaking of celebrities and covers, check out B J Novak's books when you get a chance. I happen to like minimalism and think they're great covers, but any indie author trying that would be crucified.
Patrick A. Smith

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Posted: Nov 8, 2017 9:50 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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writerbn wrote:
Patrick A. Smith wrote:
That I can speak to. The cover on any book is of utmost importance. When scanning through any book list, if the cover doesnt command attention, most readers will never look at the description, let alone the look in sample!

Generally true, unless your name is Stephen King, J K Rowling, or you're a celebrity. Speaking of celebrities and covers, check out B J Novak's books when you get a chance. I happen to like minimalism and think they're great covers, but any indie author trying that would be crucified.


Wow! I can spell it backwards watch... wow!

Those covers are so nothing but they become a new something!

Great idea but no we can't cry anyone elses tricks!
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