Tuesday, August 19, 2014

First Annual BDSM Writers Conference Anthology

My short story, "When Restraint Set me Free," appears in this anthology. Here's the information from its publisher, Riverdale Avenue Books. Come see us at the BDSM Writers Con on Sunday, August 24, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City from noon to 4:00 p.m. and meet your favorite BDSM authors. Entrance to the Book Fair is free to the public.
~~ Cris Anson

Innovative hybrid publisher Riverdale Avenue Books is proudly sponsoring the third annual BDSM Writers Conference where 300 erotic romance and erotica authors will travel to New York City to explore the real life world of 50 Shades of Grey where they will learn how to navigate the nuances of power exchange relationships as well as how to flog and whip and write about it from August 21-24th.

Riverdale Avenue Books has also teamed up with the conference founder Dr. Charley Ferrer, a BDSM education and clinical sexologist, to publish the First Annual BDSM Writers Con Anthology which features 20 stories and essays by the conference’s featured authors, including erotica legend Laura Antoniou, Lambda Award-wining author Debra Hyde, as well as three new writers and established erotica authors such as Cris Anson, Gray Dixon and Roz Lee. The $16.99 print book and $6.99 ebook will be available to conference participants at the conference. The anthology is currently on presale for the general public at Amazon.com.
 
The con is divided into two tracks: "writers" and "everyone." The writers track focuses on the craft and will include a panel presentation headed by Riverdale Avenue Books Publisher Lori Perkins on “How to Publish BDSM Writing” with editors from Samhain and Loose Id, as well as established literary agents and anthology editors. The track for readers and fans, in addition to the opportunity to meet favorite writers, will include live demos and lifestyle workshops.

“BDSM Writers Con is dedicated to bringing education and a greater understanding to authors and readers of Dominance and submission, a highly erotic and often misrepresented lifestyle,” said conference founder Dr. Charley Ferrer. “It’s my pleasure and honor to work with Riverdale Avenue Books to bring together over twenty of our Featured Authors in our First Annual BDSM Writers Con Anthology.”


“I am thrilled to be working with Dr. Charley on this innovative, educational writers conference and hoping that the next 50 Shades of Grey will come out of the BDSM community,” said Lori Perkins, who is also the author of 50 Writers on 50 Shades of Grey.

Keynote Speaker Joey W. Hill and Dr. Charley Ferrer at a prior BDSM workshop
The weekend is capped off with a night out at an actual BDSM club on Saturday, followed by a book fair and reading on Sunday, which is being presented by Riverdale Avenue Books’ Between the Covers reading series and is free and open to the public. Thirty-eight featured authors, including conference keynote speaker and New York Times bestselling author Joey W. Hill, will read and sign books. 

The Between the Covers reading features a unique dirty word raffle where participants are encouraged to write a favorite dirty word on a piece of paper (with initials because dirty minds think alike). Prizes include a corset from hipsandcurves.com (a $150 value), samples of Dude Wipes, Simply Slick Oil Based Lubricant and Uberlube Silicone Lubricant from MySecretLuxury.com, and signed books by the readers.

About Riverdale Avenue Books
Riverdale Avenue Books publishes e-books, print, and audio books under eight imprints: Pop, a pop culture imprint; Riverdale/Magnus the award-winning imprint of LGBT titles; HSF, a horror, science fiction and fantasy line; Truth, an erotic memoir line; Desire, an erotica and erotic romance imprint; Dagger, a mystery thriller imprint; and Sports and Gaming featuring sports and gaming titles.  Started in 2011 by industry veteran Lori Perkins, Riverdale is a full service publisher, with a foreign rights and film agency department. Visit us at www.RiverdaleAveBooks.com.

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