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Offline DebDougall

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Age range for steamy contemporary romance
« on: October 27, 2020, 08:11:31 am »
Hi y'all,

I've been waiting on KDP to call me back about this, but thought I'd ask here in case anyone can help.

When you upload a new title on KDP, are you supposed to choose 18+ on the drop-down children's book age range section as the minimum age for a steamy romance?

That section is optional, and specifically for kid's books, so I don't understand why it goes up to 18+ but, as it does, I thought I'd better check.

Thanks for any advice.

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    Offline unkownwriter

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    Re: Age range for steamy contemporary romance
    « Reply #1 on: October 27, 2020, 08:54:27 am »
    No, you're not. You risk getting put into erotica, which you don't want. This was a big issue a couple of years ago, thus the advice to never, ever tick an age range unless it's a children's book, where you'd want to signify what group would be best.

    People should know from your blurb what they're getting. You can word it so that the steam level is clear enough without being too blunt about it.

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    Re: Age range for steamy contemporary romance
    « Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 08:57:33 am »
    Thanks, unknownwriter,

    Appreciate the advice - it helps a lot.  :)

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    Re: Age range for steamy contemporary romance
    « Reply #3 on: October 27, 2020, 09:27:14 am »
    It's optional, and I leave it blank as well. (But when I upload a paperback and it asks if my steamy romance has adult content, I check Yes.)

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    Re: Age range for steamy contemporary romance
    « Reply #4 on: October 27, 2020, 10:17:18 am »
    Thanks, TaraCrescent!
    I'm doing the paperback tomorrow, so that's good to know.  :)

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