I recently posted an installment of my story on another adult site. I received a comment from a reader that suggested that they were offended by the fact that I was also promoting a sell-able piece along with my posting.
There is a reason that I do that both here and there and it is a simple reason. The reason that I'm doing that is because both this site, and the other one, is where I cut my teeth as an author. I did it under a pen name, but both this site and that one were where I learned how to write, learned what to, and not to do, as a writer.
Of course the stuff that I submitted previously was erotica, but that's beside the point. I am very fond of both this site and the other one because without these sites I wouldn't be where I am today as a writer. I still have plenty of room to grow, we all do, but I owe everything to sites like this one. And that's the real reason that I choose to continue publishing my non erotic stories here.
Sure, I do also promote my sell-able works, and sure I do appreciate the fact that the readers here are very high quality readers, but I am not, in any way, trying to take advantage of those readers. I want to continue to give those readers content that they might enjoy. I want to continue to give them that content for free, and if they also choose to purchase the novel on top of that then I sincerely hope that they feel like they got their money's worth when they are done with it.
I don't want to take advantage of anyone.