New publisher on the block – who’s who in the expanding world of erotic fiction

2012 has seen an unprecedented rise in popularity of erotic fiction and everyone from traditional print publishing houses to self-publishers have been after a piece of the pie.

Here are three new erotic fiction publishers that we think are worth watching:

Burning Book Press

Burning Book Press describes themselves as  “an independent e-publisher of fine literature” offering their readers literature across genres including contemporary fiction, erotic fiction and poetry.

While it is still early days for this press, launching as they did in October, they’ve an impressive line up of erotica writers including Remittance Girl, Aisling Weaver and Raziel Moore.

Quality is the watchword here and early success has been had by author Michelle Bekemeyer who has already achieved a position in the Kindle Historical Romance top 100 for her book Trapping A Duchess.

Need to know:

Publishes across all formats, submissions by invitation or limited call.

Wildheart from Oleander Press

Wildheart entered into the erotic publishing scene in July, coming from established independent UK publisher Oleander Press.

Authors include Indigo Moore, Pippa Delamere and Erica Bale and so far Wildheart have stuck to single short stories priced at 99p which they regularly offer for free on Kindle.

Wildheart’s first anthology is out this week and they certainly seem like a publisher that can turn a manuscript round efficiently and work to get you noticed as an author.

Need to know:

Titles available as PDF’s, Kindle books or ePubs from Kobobooks.

Submissions to

Velvet Books

Velvet Books are yet to launch so we can’t tell you much about them as yet, though they are positioning themselves to be a leading brand in the erotic fiction market and hope to build long term relationships with both readers and writers.

There is a list of anthology themes on their website and while they follow a familiar pattern of popular themes Velvet’s intent to have public reading friendly covers suggest this will be an interesting publisher if you are a writer who likes to see their words in print and reaching the female market identified by the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Need to know

Direct submissions via

As exciting as 2012 has been for erotic fiction publishers, readers and writers, 2013 will reveal which publishers have the strategies to develop the reader enthusiasm of this year and leverage it into loyal readers until we begin to see erotic fiction accepted as credible genre fiction.

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