Kindle - Another Revenue Stream for us?

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So I was on Reddit a month back or so and ended up on some sub-reddit about being a Kindle author. Bear with me because, for full disclosure, I must tell you that every single person in that sub-reddit was writing porno for some reason.

I think they were doing porno because it was so micro-niche. As I read it, it seemed a lot like SEO in terms of finding a long-tail term to target that nobody else is in. I mean, I guess Amazon is a search engine and has algorithms. But it'd be like... "Furry Bestial Zombie Necro Nun Romance Porn". I made that up but that was the kind of stuff they were writing.

They were talking about how you have to give the first one away to get it to rank, and then build a list (they are actually marketing!) and then keep pumping out more short stories. They were selling at like $1 each or $2.99 depending on length and talking about how to write sensual scenes (knowing your audience's desires). But they were saying like... you'll have 24 books out before you start making any money. The typical micro-niche snowball game that we all know and hate.

So I got to thinking... could we write for a different niche and even hire it out? I bet Odesk or Elance has tons of "experts" on different niches. Doesn't even have to be fiction, but I bet that's what gets bought the most. Since we've all been in the online game longer than most of these Kindle people, I bet we could find ways to accelerate things, or even reverse engineer the Amazon algorithm to rank better.

Does anyone dabble in this?
 
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OOOO I never even thought of that!!!

My list of ways to make money online keeps growing hehe
 

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I have heard about this before, but never tried anything. Smut doesn't need to be written well, and highly respected authors generally don't write it. This leaves a large niche for people willing to cater towards every fetish imaginable. 50 shades of grey started out as a twilight fan fiction and became huge. There is definitely room here.
 
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Holy shit! Necro porn what this shit, do people are pervert to this highest extent!