Bored with the standard erotica fare? Popular technical erotica author Leonard Delaney puts inanimate objects, such as Clippy from MS Word fame, in sexual situations. Although the reviews are mixed (some love it, some laugh at it, and some hate it), there’s no doubt experimental erotica sells.
There’s hundreds of blog posts referencing Delaney’s experimental erotica titles, which is exactly where any Kindle author wants to be publicity wise. His series, titled Digital Desires, includes sexual situations between humans and all manner of inanimate objects, including Tetris block and the copyright page.
This is one of those situations where “write what you know” does not apply. I talk about this a lot when it comes to erotica. It’s the one genre where you can write what you know, but you don’t always have to. Sometimes, it pays to write what no one knows. If you can corner a niche, you could end up as famous as Delaney, and fame is what sells books.
If you’re wondering how Delaney’s infamy spread, it’s due to imagination and humorous commentary on his short stories on top ranking websites. His works have been discussed by bloggers on popular websites in lists of the best (worst) erotica on the market, including on sites like Cracked.com and Vice’s Motherboard section. These sites receive millions of views per day, so having your work made teased is actually valuable advertising.
So, if you’ve got an idea for a niche sort of erotica, there’s a market for it. And, once it’s written, feel free to invite humor bloggers to write about it.