Just received this email from Oleander Press (http://www.oleanderpress.com/home
), which might be of possible interest to some:-
'Hi everyone - just a quick one today.
In response to the extraordinary success of the 50 Shades trilogy, Oleander's setting up a new imprint to publish romance and erotica short stories. If you know of anyone, including yourself of course, who can write well and might be interested, please ask them to contact us at email@example.com
and I'll talk them through the plan. Basic info is that, in the first instance, they'll be published straight-to-ebook and the romance stories should be 100-150 pages (30-45,000 words), and the erotica 10-20 pages (3-6000 words). For examples see the relevant sections at Amazon.
I appreciate your help. It'll be a lot of fun, I hope to hear from you soon.'
In context, 'just a quick one' could be entirely the wrong opening for that message.