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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

My op-ed on federal library funding

My latest op-ed is about why the proposed federal budget cuts for libraries are problematic. It's online today at the Philadelphia Inquirer and in print tomorrow. Hope you read it and I encourage you to patronize your local library! More from me on libraries soon as Library Week is coming up in April.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Free book cover cookies for you Thursday, March 21 at our NYC erotica reading!

I'm now even more excited for tomorrow night (finally!), Thursday, March 21, because at my Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 4 reading at 7 pm, I'm giving out these super adorable and delicious book cover cookies by Nookie Cookiez to the first 12 attendees! You'll be hearing about everything from spanking to a very sexy college professor and a woman going back to school, as well as a kink club and more. Plus you can ask us anything during the Q&A, including writing tips from me. Please join us and tell your local NYC friends. I don't get to do readings too often these days so when I do I go all out!


The reading takes place at sex toy store The Pleasure Chest at their Upper East Side location, 1150 Second Avenue between 60th and 61st. It's free, open to all, and wheelchair accessible. I'll be joined by Calliope Bloom, Tamsen Parker, and Sofia Quintero.


Even if you can't make it, if you know anyone in New York who'd like a free evening of sexy entertainment and the chance to ask us anything, get a book and our autographs and some free cookies, let them know! And here's a little look at what to expect from these hot stories if you haven't read them yet. You'll have to show up to see what I read!







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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Sexy Sunday listening

If you're looking for some sexy adult stories to keep you company, here are three free audio stories available on The Kiss Me Quick's Podcast read by Rose Caraway. They're all from the Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 4 audiobook.

"The Jump" by Rebecca Chase

"Take the Shot" by Mica Kennedy


"Eight Seconds" by Madeline Moore


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Friday, March 15, 2019

Erotica writing advice at Frolic

Over at Frolic, I gave erotica writing advice on how to find inspiration when penning smut. I included some examples from my writing everything from French fry erotica to public speaking erotica. Hope it's helpful!

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Catch me on Tristan Taormino podcast Sex Out Loud Friday, March 15

Update: I chatted with Sex Out Loud podcast host Tristan Taormino all about my SELF essay on no longer being kinky and reading a juicy (and kinky!) fetish erotica story from Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 4 on March 15 from 8-9 pm EST. And don't miss me IN PERSON on Thursday, March 21, 7 pm at The Pleasure Chest New York City on the Upper East Side (1150 Second Avenue between 60th and 61st) for a live reading from the book with Calliope Bloom, Tamsen Parker and Sofia Quintero. Plus our audience will include Jayne Renault, smut editor at Bellesa and Dirty Lola of Sex Ed a Go Go, among other cool people! Here's the Facebook page for the erotica reading if you'd like to use it to invite people.


FYI, don't do what I did and visit the Sex Out Loud link above in a crowded professional space with the volume on your computer turned up unless you're okay with "Tune in every week for Sex Out Loud..." blasting into the room. Listen live or after the fact. And I highly recommend subscribing to Sex Out Loud on whatever your favorite podcast streaming platform is, because the interviews are always smart and fascinating. Also, Tristan is writing a memoir that I promise you are going to want to read. She also has a Patreon where you can support her work and get exclusive looks at her book before the general public. I became a patron there and encourage you to check it out.


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Monday, March 11, 2019

Four erotica book sales coming up; make sure you're following me on BookBub

Four of my Cleis Press erotica anthologies will be on sale for $1.99 soon in ebook form for U.S. retailers such as Kindle and Nook (and probably for Google Play, iBooks and Kobo). If you want adult stories that are super hot and in your budget, you've come to the right place. These are flash sales that sometimes last a day or two, sometimes a week or more, so the day you should definitely be able to get them for the lowest price is the day listed below.

These sales aren't happening at the time of posting on March 11, but on the dates below. I'm posting now to give you a heads up since I may not be near my computer the days these go on sale (on Thursday, March 21 at 7 pm I'm doing a live reading at The Pleasure Chest in New York on the Upper East Side, 1150 2nd Avenue, between 60th and 61st, and hope you'll attend because I've got a lineup of amazing authors and FREE BOOK COVER COOKIES for the first 12 guests). Invite your friends with the Facebook event page if you're so inclined, but no RSVP is necessary and the reading is open to all genders (I always get asked if Best Women's Erotica of the Year readings are open to men, and the answer is yes, unless otherwise noted). And if you're an author whose publishers lists deals for you, always ask when they're happening. I didn't used to and sometimes never knew until they were over. Why not do your readers a favor and let them know and do yourself a favor and maximize this special opportunity?

I'm not always told in advance how long the sales will last and sometimes the endings vary at different retailers. I'm posting the dates and Kindle links below (FYI, they are affiliate links, which means I get a small percentage any time you use those links), but the easiest way to find out exactly when my book prices drop, which happens throughout the year, is to follow me on BookBub. You can also follow many of your favorite authors, as long as they have a BookBub account. I would Google their name in quotes plus BookBub or search for them on the site. I follow all my favorite authors and often buy their books when they're on sale.

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A heads up that you'll also find out which books I occasionally recommend, usually in the erotica, erotic romance and romance genres, and about my one or two new releases per year. I've edited over 60 anthologies and don't expect people to read them all, but if you're a bargain hunter like I am, you'll want to get in on the BookBub action. Happy sexy bargain reading!

Upcoming BookBub sales of Rachel Kramer Bussel Cleis Press erotica anthologies:

March 21, 2019: Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 1

BWE 1 Book Promo

March 22, 2019: The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories

Big Book of Orgasm Promo

March 23, 2019: Begging for It

Begging For It Promo

April 1, 2019: Twice the Pleasure: Bisexual Women's Erotica

Twice The Pleasure Book Promo

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Monday, March 04, 2019

My February Forbes book publishing articles

If you're interested in books and/or the business of books and/or my writing, I hope you're follow me at Forbes online, where I'm writing seven articles per month about everything from book deals to book covers to author innovations and more. As you'll see, I've covered everything from drawable book covers to the enduring popularity of books by veterans to how to open an independent bookstore. To follow me, just make a free account at and then click the link above and click the "Follow" button and answer how often you want to receive emails about my new articles. I started in November and have learned so much about publishing as well as Wordpress, and which bookish subjects people want to read about and which they don't.

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I write both more in-depth pieces about subjects like what authors can do when their publisher closes to breaking news, such as the Nora Roberts/Tomi Adeyemi book title story. I have a lot of great topics I'm covering in the next few months, especially more service-oriented pieces that I hope are helpful to aspiring authors, like the literary agent cookbook Q&A below. February was exciting because one of my articles got double the traffic of my previous high traffic piece, and continues to do well and may even hit 100,000 views soon. I get paid a flat fee based on how many articles I write per month, with the possibility of a pageview bonus, so of course I pay attention to my pageviews, but I also pay attention to who's linking to these articles. One of my upcoming pieces profiles a website that I found out about because they linked to me. So check it out, and if you're a publisher, editor or literary agent and have timely book publishing news or details about a growing trend in publishing, feel free to email me about it. I can't guarantee I'll cover it, but I'm always on the lookout for new topics my readers will appreciate.

Here are my Forbes online February 2019 articles in reverse chronological order:

"Katie Couric Memoir 'Unexpected' To Detail Her Struggles With Bulimia And Insecurity"

"Michelle Obama To Discuss Bestselling Memoir 'Becoming' On YouTube 'BookTube' Special In March 2019"

"How To Get Your Cookbook Published, According To A Literary Agent Who Specializes In Them"

"11-Year-Old Boy Lands Book Deal About Crocheting After His Creations Go Viral"

"Comic Book About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Inspired By Her Quoting Alan Moore, Coming Out In May"

"What To Expect From 2020 Book 'White Feminism' By Former Jezebel Editor Koa Beck"

"Kim Kardashian West To Write Foreword To Memoir By Alice Marie Johnson, Convict Who West Helped Free"

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