How Well Does ‘Sex’ Sell?

Sex by Rick BennetteWe all know sex sells. We see it in commercials, on line, everywhere. So I decided to do a little experiment on my own to see just how well sex really sells.

I am an author. Most of my books are sci-fi and/or love stories. I publish them on line at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple and Sony with the hopes that readers will find them and buy them. So far, the results have not been in the best seller category.

I decided to write a short article about how little honest sex education there is directed toward teenagers. The article is about five pages long, hardly enough to be earth shattering or even become a full book. This short online book was posted but never advertised. The title is ‘Sex’. Guess what happened?

Somehow, readers around the world found it. My five page publication, ‘Sex’, hit the Amazon sex category top ten list at number six in it’s first five days. Out of a million and a half total books on Amazon, it hit number 2800 and sold in six countries in less than a week.

Based on the success of this experiment, I decided to write a complete romantic comedy named “Sex” and replace the five page original posting.

You can find this book on Amazon’s website by searching for Rick Bennette, or you can use this direct link.


About rickbennette

I write mostly romance novellas that focus on the formation of relationships that usually begin under adverse or less than ideal situations. Science fiction is also a genre I write, but most of the science is based on real physics. There are other works in progress for other genres coming soon.
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