Did NOT Like a Story? Tell Me!

Which story of mine which you bought did you like the least — and why? Comments please!

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Sales Ranks

“Anyone want to see second prize? Second prize is a set of steak knives.”

Well! Be that as it may… I have posted in the past about my `best sellers’, using the term in a very relative sense. I have now been publishing for over two years, and I thought it would be interesting to see how all the books have performed. There are now 101 of them including bundles! These figures are from 31st May 2018.

  1. Domestic Service
  2. Prissy Polly Pansy
  3. Frocked and Locked
  4. Maid To Serve
  5. Under the Female Yoke
  6. Borrowed
  7. Kidnapped
  8. Permanent Position
  9. The New Pony
  10. Rigorous Retraining
  11. Sold
  12. Slave Estate
  13. Under Lucy’s Lash
  14. Abducted and Imprisoned
  15. Caught & Chastised
  16. Auntie’s Pet
  17. Worse Than Prison
  18. No Escape
  19. Ponyland
  20. The Soft Option
  21. The Long Weekend
  22. More Rigorous Retraining
  23. Mistress Nina’s Party
  24. Perfectly Legal
  25. Trapped Toy Boys
  26. Husband Trainers
  27. Hard Labour
  28. Upstairs, Downstairs
  29. Chastised in Captivity
  30. Gynocracy Park
  31. Mistress Karen’s Prisoner
  32. The Wife, the Mother-in-law, the Boss and the Sissy Maid
  33. Catherine’s Conquest; or, the Booby Trap
  34. Marriage Guidance
  35. The New Girl
  36. Mincing Molly
  37. Ponies
  38. Modern Servitude
  39. Domestic Drudgery
  40. The Sissy Trap
  41. A Choice
  42. Tanya Hyde
  43. Serving His Time
  44. Serving Miss and Madame
  45. The Awakening
  46. Role Reversal
  47. The Initiation
  48. Femdom Abduction
  49. Femdom Estate
  50. Husband Trainers Gone Wild!
  51. The Petticoat Plot
  52. Cruel Cruise
  53. Punishment Prison
  54. Debbie And Jackie
  55. Training a Husband
  56. Femdom Tableaux
  57. White Collar Crime, Slave Collar Punishment
  58. Captive, Chaste, Chastised
  59. The Auction
  60. National Domestic Service
  61. Femdom Crime and Punishment
  62. Pony Training
  63. Countess Garouge
  64. Rock Bottom
  65. Revenge
  66. From Master to Maid
  67. A Very Private Prison
  68. Caught Peeping
  69. Attitude Correction
  70. Femdom Country Life
  71. Triple Domination
  72. Polly
  73. Sissies In Service
  74. Guidance On Training Your Male
  75. Caught In The Act
  76. Femdom Retribution
  77. On Loan
  78. Diary of a Dominant Divorcée
  79. Matronly Dominance
  80. A Domina Returns
  81. Trophy Wife, Sissified Spouse
  82. Male Maid Manor
  83. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
  84. Celebrating Female Domination
  85. Training Her Toy Boy
  86. Cruel and Calculating
  87. The Estate
  88. The Cruise
  89. Wytches
  90. Loving Lashes
  91. Ruthless and Relentless
  92. Property of Mistress Lucy
  93. Subjugated Sissies
  94. Mistress Emma
  95. The Husband Trainers
  96. At Her Mercy
  97. Knickered
  98. The Sissy Maids
  99. Gynocracy World

Publishing

I thought I should write a few words about the actual process of publishing a new story. When a story is ready, this is what happens.

I submit the book to Amazon, where it will be subject to review before it goes `live’ and you can buy it. Meanwhile, I submit the book to Kobo and Smashwords. On Kobo it will also be subject to review. On Smashwords, it will be `live’ in their own store at once. I also use Smashwords to distribute to all the other on-line sellers (apart from Amazon and Kobo, of course). Again, there is a review process before Smashwords distributes to those.

The gist of it is, it takes time for the story to be available on all platforms.

Because the bulk of my sales are through Amazon, I have taken to posting about the new book as soon as it goes `live’ on Amazon. That might be before it is available on Kobo, Apple, B&N, etc. What I do is update the book’s page with links to the book on those various other stores as soon as they become available.

So, order of availability will normally be 1) Smashwords; 2) Amazon; 3) Kobo; 4) and then the rest of the pack: Apple and Barnes & Noble are the only ones I make sales on, though my books are quite widely distributed.

If you wish to buy a book from a store other than Amazon or Smashwords, then I suggest keeping an eye on that book’s page until I update it. At first, the page will say “not yet available”; in due course, this will change to either a buying link or, if the book was rejected by that platform’s review process, “not available.”

P.S. If you are buying from Apple or Barnes & Noble, you may find that some of my books disappear from those stores for a while over the next day or two. Do not worry; this is because I have decided to stop using the Draft2Digital (D2D) service for wider distribution, and use Smashwords for it instead. They will all be back on sale before long.

P.P.S. Oh, and on a closing note, may I wish you all a Happy Easter!

A Beginner’s Guide To My Femdom Fantasies

With the number of stories I have written rapidly approaching the magic ONE HUNDRED, I thought it was time to take stock and also make it easier for readers to find what they want. I do have a listing of all my stories, but it is very basic. So here is a more in-depth guide, with the stories broken down by type and then treated of briefly and chattily in roughly chronological order.

Be warned! This is a very long post. The tl;dr version of it is as follows.

Miranda Birch’s femdom fantasies are of four main types:

Romantic — femdom with a softer edge, could also be called Domestic Femdom, as it generally concerns wives/girlfriends in a more ‘realistic’ setting than the hard stuff. The ladies are sometimes BBW, sometimes not, sometimes mature, sometimes not, sometimes harsher, sometimes softer; but always, always, ALWAYS totally in control!

Domestic — harder than Romantic, softer than Hard — clear?!

Hard — just what is says on the box! Usually non-consensual; hard labour; frequent severe punishment; nudity and chastity non-negotiable!

Frilly — explores the world of forced feminisation. Can be quite hard or quite soft, but generally leans towards the harder edge of things.

And now: if you are ready for more detail, let’s continue!

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Husband Trainers Times Three

A reader got in touch with a story idea. Since the e-mail address he gave does not work, I hope he does not mind my quoting his words here.

Would you please find the following scenario worth writing:

- correction institute for betraying and masturbating men
- slaves undergo four week training by professional Mistresses. By using
sleep deprivation, strict discipline, sexual arousal, tattoos, hypnosis, panty
sniffing and licking exercises
- losing personal identity, will and learning to obey and serve and do house
chores and sexual services for mature BBW women
- final test before graduation and certificate
- slaves are given back, sold or loaned to their owners who start to keep
lovers

Well, I would find such a scenario worth writing. In fact, I have written it — three times! For anyone who finds this scenario exciting, Husband Trainers, Husband Trainers Gone Wild! and Training a Husband are just what the doctor ordered!

How Long Should Stories Be?

I have a new poll. This concerns that old bugbear, story length. Tell me what your favourite length is, if you have one. And do feel free to expand upon the issue in the comments.

Top Ten

Here are the ten most popular Miranda Birch stories as of today, Sunday 4th June 2017. There have been some changes since the last time I did something like this. In particular, I see no less than three `frillies’, as I like to call them. Who knew so many of you boys wanted to dress up as maids and do housework! It’s a wonder any lady in the English-speaking world has to lift a finger!

The Number One has changed: Domestic Service is now far and away the most popular story I have written — I wish I knew why! Speaking for myself, Perfectly Legal was for long my favourite, but of late it has been knocked off my personal number one spot by Frocked and Locked. Well… takes all sorts, doesn’t it?! 😉

  1. Domestic Service
  2. Under the Female Yoke
  3. Maid To Serve
  4. Sold
  5. Prissy Polly Pansy
  6. The Soft Option
  7. Worse Than Prison
  8. Kidnapped
  9. No Escape
  10. Slave Estate

Length of Stories

I originally wrote this for the newsletter, but I thought I might as well post it here too, along with some other points I have thought of since.

I have seen some comments in reviews on Amazon that my stories are too short. I disagree. Feel free to differ, of course, but that is my position. Let me explain.

I do concede that some of my very first stories were a bit on the short side; but I have come a long way since then, and most stories are now twice the length or more of those first few. In any case, I do not hold the view that the longer the story, the better. It can be; but it all depends. Sometimes a story is 5,000 words because that is how many words it takes to tell the story. If it takes more, then I give it more. For example, Frocked and Locked is 17,000 words no less, and I think it needs every one! But more words are only valuable if those words add something. I do not believe in padding. Someone once sent me a 70,000 word femdom novel to review, and I am sorry, your mileage may vary etc. etc. but I was just bored stiff! There is such a thing as too long!

So, unlike those of some authors, my books have no padding in the story; and there is no padding outside the story either. What I mean by that is, there is no big palaver about the author, their other books, etc. etc. before you get to the story; nor another big chunk of stuff tagged on after the story. With me, it is title, subtitle, series if any, author, the blurb (product description on Amazon), one sentence inviting you to subscribe to my newsletter, and then it is straight on to the story. Isn’t that the way it should be? Of course it is. But it does reduce the page count of the e-book.

I do not know about all sellers, but Amazon at least tell you how many pages is in the story. So, you know: if say 20 pages seems too short to you, don’t buy it!

Anyway, I hope that is all cleared up. I shall stop ranting now!