Jun 18 2006
The original Liquid Silver post was eaten up by something. I’ll blame it on computer gremlins.
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1) Is there any place for a reader to “redownload” a previously purchased book?
Not at the moment. We are in the process of upgrading our shopping cart, which will let readers do this. Readers who want to download another copy of their purchase, or need a different format, can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Are there any plans in the future to maintain a “library” of purchases?
Yes! This is one of the many improvements we’re working on for our new shopping cart. The new cart will let readers keep a backlist of their purchases on the site, and provide a more flexible shopping system.
3) What do you think of buying plans (i.e., reader bookclubs)?
We love this idea! Once we have the new cart in place, we’re going to be looking at implementing some kind of plan. We strive to be reader-friendly, so look for a new and exciting shopping experience on our site in the next year or so.
4) What are the print plans for your books?
Currently, 30 of our books are in print, and we have plans in the works for around 20 – 30% of our books to be available in the near future. In the past, we’ve printed books for conventions and author requests. But, thanks to reader suggestions, we’re also looking at printing our best-sellers year-round.
5) How would you define yourself as a publisher?
Good question. As it says on our home page, we publish Erotic romance, distinctive, classy and HOT. And I think we do a wonderful job of making that happen. We strive for excellence in our books — the authors we choose to publish with us, our editors, and the artists who create our covers, and I believe we’ve pretty much hit our mark. That’s not to say there’s no room for improvement, there always is, but I believe when you pick up a Liquid Silver Book, you’re getting the cream of the epublishing crop.
If you look at our quality, at the number of awards our books have won, at the number of our authors who are being wooed by New York publishers, you’ll see we have a pretty darn good base on which we can and will grow on.
We’ve got some exciting things in the works, for our current and new readers, for our current authors, and any new author who is thinking about joining our family.
6) Why isn’t the payment forms known until you check out?
You know, nobody’s ever asked us this before! As I’ve said, we’re working on upgrading and improving our shopping cart this year, so look for that to be part of it.
7) Are there any books you would like featured in the article?
Last year, we gathered up our authors to write two-author books centered around the signs of the Zodiac. This is an amazing series that brought together authors of every genre. Some of the books were connected, for example, Zodiac: Aquarius has a secondary character that both books share; while others are connected only by the sign.
These books are currently available as ebooks, but look for them in print starting in July. We combined the stories by their element, and will be releasing a four-book series: Air, Earth, Fire, and Water.
We’re also going to be launching a new line at Liquid Silver: Molten Silver. In this new line, our authors are going to be exploring the naughtier side of erotic romance, pushing the envelope and letting our readers enjoy their deepest, darkest fantasies. We’ve been refered to as a sweet erotica publisher, and yes, I think some of our stories still have a sweet nature to them, but I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with this new line. We’ve maintained the quality we’re known for and our decision to go for story and plot over just sex, while still amping up the sexual content to such a degree, I know these books are going to be flying off the virtual shelves.
Many of our books have won awards from review sites and contests, and our cover artists have won awards. Check out the Award Thread in our forum to get a better idea of our successes. Be sure to check us out at liquidsilverbooks.com and visit our forum at liquidsilverbooks.com/forums.