Marilyn Jaye Lewis

Biography

For over 30 years, Marilyn Jaye Lewis has written and edited in the field of sexually- focused fiction and nonfiction. Over the decades, as a groundbreaking multimedia producer & publisher, she has produced and/or published most of the top erotic writers, filmmakers and artists in the Western world. Her work has won numerous awards and has been translated into numerous languages. In English, her erotic work -- both new & old -- is still available worldwide.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Two things. I started out as a publisher of other writers' eBooks, back in 2005, when I was the head of the Erotic Authors Association and was looking to publish truly transgressive books of high literary quality that no traditional publishers would touch. I moved into publishing my own work when most of my publishers folded in the turbulent financial crisis of 2007. I have to say that I really like the ease and speed of self-publishing. I also really like the ability to create my own cover art. For two decades, it didn't matter what I wrote about, publishers almost always stuck stock photos of girls in their underwear onto the covers. Nothing wrong with girls in their underwear, but I was always writing about things that were way more complex than that but you'd never know it by the cover! I have also always believed that literary erotica should be treated the same as any other literary genre. In the realm of indie publishing, that vision has finally come true.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is truly the greatest thing that has happened for authors, ever. We have control over our content and how it is presented to the world. We can publish a book in an afternoon instead of the 6 months to a year or more scenario that is common with traditional publishing. The royalty rate is much higher and we get our money faster. And with Smashwords, our books reach pretty much all the available outlets for eBook sales at once.
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Where to find Marilyn Jaye Lewis online

Books

The Muse Revisited Volume III: More Early Erotica
Series: The Muse Revisited. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,190. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Volume Three of a three-volume specially priced set of early erotica by award-winning erotica writer, Marilyn Jaye Lewis.
The Muse Revisited Volume II: Erotic Novellas
Series: The Muse Revisited. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,590. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Literary
Volume Two of a three-volume specially priced set of early erotica novellas and longer works by award-winning erotica writer, Marilyn Jaye Lewis.
The Muse Revisited: Volume 1, Early Erotica by Marilyn Jaye Lewis
Series: The Muse Revisited. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,310. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Literary
Volume One of a three-volume specially priced set of early erotica by award-winning erotica writer, Marilyn Jaye Lewis.
Freak Parade
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 128,260. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Independent Publishers Silver Medal Award-Winner for Best Erotica! A literary mix of scorching sex and heady romance; Eugenia Sharpe & Eddie Ramirez take one wild ride through New York City as they learn all about love.