Originally Posted by kleinste
I agree with those who are saying that you should fill the niche and team up with other erotic authors. At the end of the day, people will go where they can find what they want to read - if they want to read glittery vanilla romance, they'll go to ... what did you say that website was called, All Romance Books? And if they want some hardcore erotica, more and more will turn to your website if you really work on your bases, and get out there contacting erotica authors and publishers, promoting it on twitter on the likes.
If anything, you shouldn't get angry about this - you should see it as a business opportunity. This is giving you the perfect chance to start up your own ebookstore!
The main problem with this frequently put forward argument, is that one can't simply do that. E-Commerce providers, including Amazon, Google, and Paypal, won't allow sellers to use their service to sell such items. Not because the subject matter is a higher risk, but simply because of the content.
So you end up having to go with one of the "high risk item" providers, who care less about the content, but charge fees that make it virtually unprofitable.