Kink Your Kindle

by Violet Blue on May 3, 2010

If you have a Kindle, then you know it’s great for reading books privately; I mean how embarrassing for anyone to see you publicly reading a Dan Brown novel. The shame!

A while back I wrote a Kink Up Your Kindle feature for my old column and it’s full of erotic reading gems ready for downloading. But there isn’t much of my own work in that article. A few days ago a friend casually asked me if any of my books are available on Kindle — and coincidentally, I just did an interview with ZDNet disclosing that Kindle book sales has more than doubled the amount of erotic books sold, including what looks like an uptick in paper book sales as well. No matter what they say, it looks like Kindle sells books and has more people reading. That’s a good thing, no matter what. So here’s a quick list of books I’ve authored and edited on Kindle — it’s not everything, but it’s cool to put this post together and consider all this while I’m on deadline for both Best Women’s Erotica 2011 and the super secret-weapon book I’m writing…

Sex ed that’s fresh and funny, uplifting, empowering, practical and fun:

* Seal it With A Kiss (“this book is the kissing bible” -Urban Outfitters)
* The Smart Girl’s Guide to the G-Spot
* The Smart Girl’s Guide to Porn (Oprah’s excerpt)
* The Ultimate Guide to Fellatio; The Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus
* The Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Sex Toys
* The Ultimate Guide to Sexual Fantasy: How to Turn Your Fantasies into Reality

Explicit, highly literary, often romantic erotica:

* Sweet Love: Erotic Fantasies for Couples (dedicated to my dotBen; YouTube trailer)
* Best of Best Women’s Erotica 2 (sample story audio excerpt in this podcast)
* Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women
* Girls On Top: Explicit Erotica For Women
* Sweet Life: Erotic Fantasies for Couples
* Taboo: Forbidden Fantasies for Couples

Violet Blue

The London Times named Violet Blue "One of the 40 bloggers who really count" and Self Magazine named TinyNibbles one of the “Best Sex Resources for Women.” Blue is an autodidact and pundit on sex and technology, hacking and security, porn for women, privacy and bleeding-edge tech culture. She is a journalist for ZDNet, CBS News, CNET; she's an educator, speaker, crisis counselor, volunteer NGO trainer, and the author and editor of over 40 award-winning books.

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1 Samantha June 29, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Any plans to edit your wonderful books for other eReaders?? Your erotica collections are the best around, but I have a Sony eReader, and the Kindle books don’t work on it!!

2 violet May 15, 2010 at 12:20 pm

argh I know I know – that’s not what I meant. perhaps I wasn’t succinct enough. a Kindle is private when you are *reading a book*. I did not say that Kindle is private when you are *buying a book*.

what I meant was that for actual physical reading of a book, having a tablet that does not show a book cover (like a physical book) gives readers privacy to read what they want. that is the physical form factor that is selling more erotic e-books right now. no one has to hold an “embarrassing” book in their hands for all to see. data privacy is a different issue altogether, one that the average consumer is not taking into consideration. but I appreciate your input!

3 Abolitionist May 15, 2010 at 8:48 am

If you were at the privacy conference at “The Last Hope,” you would know that Amazon actually sells purchase information. There is no privacy on Amazon.

4 Nick May 4, 2010 at 3:15 am

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