The business of kink...
July 20, 2022
One thing I've noticed in kink—versus the swinging world or nearly any other passion/hobby communities I've been in—kinksters as a whole do not believe the value of kink.
A couple of weeks ago, I was on an Authors' panel at TESFest with @DanandDawn. Not only was it fun to connect with people, and to share actual physical space with Dan and Dawn, but I also was inspired into several new ideas and a possible collaboration or three with my co-panelists.
And one of the audience asked us a question.
One that I want to share with you.
> "Do you ever feel bad about charging for your books?"
And I'm glad that question was asked.
Because I think it needs to be answered.
I hate selling. I'm shite at it. I don't want to sell things.
But I also want to live. And that takes money.
And kink is my passion.
It's also my chosen career.
So, I sell. Not well, though. And not enough. And frankly, I've made a commitment to myself to do better at that. Because I want to live well, and contribute financially to the life I have with my partner in more ways than I do.
Actually, I'd love for him to be able to comfortably retire and live on what I make soon.
AND, I believe that what I offer has tremendous value, so selling better would improve many countless lives and relationships in kink.
But regardless of that:
Do I feel bad about selling my books about kink?
Why should I?
Do you ask Tantus if they feel bad about selling their sex toys? Do you question why movies cost money to attend? Do you ask the grocery stores you frequent why they don't just give away the food?
Then, why ask authors?
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