Instead of getting paid works individually, a premium sub would unlock all new works published within this date range. You can also gain access to some old works that will slowly be updated into the reading list. It’s your choice
**Note : The premium subscription includes all paid works released within this period **
Old and cycled titles will progressively be updated into the archives. By 1/12/2023, new subscribers will no longer have access to archived titles.
You are free to cancel anytime. Please go through the this new Premium content FAQ before making a decision.
Visual & video references used if any, do not contain any nudes. No private parts are exposed in any of the images used in the stories. If you spot any in my old archival works, please drop me a note. I have to clean it up if i want to do this properly.
Premium Subscription FAQ
When do premium titles & old works get updated ?
The site will be updated every Friday with new works.
Why some titles have ‘coming soon’ at the bottom of the post and how do i see future line up of works ?
Titles that are published with ‘coming soon’ at the end are part of the future line up of works that will be released. I did not put an exact date for release because although these works are completed, i keep updating them until the week before publication.
Head to the coming soon page to see future line up of works
Currently you can see the line up for the following 4 weeks. I think this would help in your decision whether to continue the subscription, or to cancel after reading what you are interested in after 1 month.
I am working towards getting works lined up for 12 weeks, 16, 20, and more. This is to buffer against dry months when i can’t write or when i’m working on a big piece of new work.
I get a ‘unable to connect error’ when trying to subscribe or login
Try clearing your browser history and cookies, open a new page, and go to the above site. Log in again. This usually work.
Do i get individual works or should i get the premium subscription ?
It’s all down to math and you would have to decide for yourself. There will a new work release every Friday priced between 8.99 – 19.99. A monthly sub depending on the number of Fridays in that month will bring the average cost per work down. You can also access all titles listed under the premium sub list.
If you are more comfortable getting individual work when they are published, please continue to do so.
If you feel you are going to spend more than the subscription cost a month getting individual works, then subscription is a better deal.
If you are totally new to this and have yet to purchase any of my individual work, please check out the list of works currently available under premium content list. It’s definitely more worth it to go for the subscription.
Remember to finish all my free to read works before you start on the paid works !
What is your running cost for the site & what do you hope to achieve ?
I’m looking to build up a stable subscriber base of around 200-300 hopefully over 3 years. (from 2020) That would give me a base to start writing full time. By stable, i mean hopefully they stay subscribed for more than a month. It’s been more than 3 years since i started, i’m no where close but i’m inching forward. I will get there eventually.
Base on the selected plan tier i’m on for the site ; (CAA Jan 2023)
Site & ecommerce plan for http://www.sensualsingapore.com cost about 75 USD per month
WordPress site http://www.sensualsingapore.blog is about 75 SGD per month
Email is 6 SGD a month
Misc cost for maintaining a registered business including virtual office etc is about 20 SGD a month
Advertising, boosting traffic, get listed on searchable directories, various site plugins etc 330 SGD a month
Stripe takes a commission of every transaction (3.4% + $0.50), including monthly sub renewal, and duplicate transactions. So if you accidentally subscribe twice or 3 times, i will be bearing the transaction cost while submitting a full refund to your card.
Same goes for individual purchases, regardless of the purchase price, be it $3 or $30, 3.4%+$0.50 goes to the payment processor.
Various plugins and upgrades for the site is about $50 a month.
Subscription started at $9 in Jul 2020, and it has increased to $30 as the amount of work on the site increases. Most subscribers are currently locked at the $10-$15 tier. Aside from a handful which rolls over their sub monthly, majority of subscribers stop after 1-2 months, subsequently they resub again after a while and the process repeats.
You would have noticed that recent works are edited before publishing. Spelling & grammar mistakes have been eliminated or brought down significantly. Formatting also resembles a proper novel. I have a part time editor working on these behind the scenes. He helps to tidy up the grammar, phrasing and flag potential plot holes. I’m getting a really good per hour rate for editing from him until i can do this full time. Editor is a local Singaporean with a mass comm degree.
Taking away cost, misc. expenses including editing cost, i am still running a small profit of a couple hundreds every month.
I’m fine with lower takings for now as i build my subscriber base. Will fine tune strategy again after i’m done with book 4 of TBW saga. At the moment, i want to focus on creating content since i still have my day job.
Why are not all of your past works included in the premium subscription now ?
Releasing the whole motherload at one shot for new subscribers at a single price a month would be unfair to the others who bought individual works or stay subscribed over the years.
This is why the premium subscription is for paid titles released from this period, and old works in the archives. Premium titles will also be cycled out gradually. Please refer to the premium title list before subscribing, or click here
One thing you can be sure of, the premium content section will continue to grow. I want the site to host the largest collection of locally written eroticas & adult fiction titles eventually.
By 1/12/23, archived titles will no longer be part of the premium sub.
What is the exact list of work that will be available under this subscription ?
A Detailed list is up on the main page menu, or click here
What guarantees do i have that you will publish new paid works after i subscribe ?
I want to write for a living, and i’m taking small steps towards my end goal.
I started writing in 2012 and i have not stopped since. The site has been updated every week without fail since June 2020.
If you are uncomfortable subscribing, please don’t. You can choose to get individual work upon their release.
On the other hand, if you would like to show your support for my work, moving forward, generating enough new content and having a stable subscriber base would be key to my eventual transition into writing full time.
A subscription now gets you access to more than 130 titles including optional works for full length stories.
This is by far the largest collection of Singapore adult thrillers & erotic fiction available with a single sub in the world. (Haha, there are only a handful of local erotica writers)
Why do you only offer monthly subscription ?
I want to get a feel of the subscriber base, gather feedback, before i roll out more options. Monthly Subscription allows users more control and flexibility. A single month of sub gets you a ton of past and current titles.
When i have enough completed works lined up for 52 weeks back to back, i will consider offering annual subscription.
Will the monthly subscription cost increase ?
Yes. As more content gets added to the site, the price will go up, BUT, your subscription rate remains unchanged base on the one you signed up for.
For example, you sign up at $9 in 2020. In 2021, it goes up to $17.99. You will still be billed at $9 until the end of time or when you decide to cancel it. Upon cancellation, you will not be able to renew at the old rate.
I’m looking to increase the monthly Subscription rate as more paid works get added to the site. Amount & frequency of increase depends on the moon alignment, the monsoon wind, & sometimes the eclipse
Premium Sub monthly price will hit a cap of ;
27.99 by 30/6/2023
30.00 by 31/8/2023
Will it keep increasing ?
Yes. It will eventually get to a point where the monthly sub cost is too prohibitive for anyone to consider. I may then stop new subscribers from coming on. They will instead get individual titles from the webstore. Imagine how much your subscription will be worth if one day the sub price goes up to 199 a month. Your buddy may well pay you $50 to use your account for a day.
I’m bad at math, can you give me an example how to best make use of this premium subscription ?
Assuming you already have read all the stories you are interested in, please adopt a wait and see strategy. Not everyone is interested in all the genre of works on the site being released every week. You may not like wife sharing works, or non-consensual stories, or you are only keen on the non-erotic titles. Everyone has their own preference.
If you have a few titles you are interested in with individual purchase cost going up to say $60.
Which is more worth it ?
Get it individually, or subscribe and read it all for a fixed price ?
So i can cancel my subscription after i finish reading it all ?
Yes, it’s your choice, you can choose to cancel, or you can continue the subscription and access all new published paid works, but please note that once the subscription rate increases, you will not be able to go back to the original amount you lock in earlier.
I accidentally cancelled my subscription, can you reinstate it?
I’m afraid i can’t. You will have to do a resub. Please get in touch with me at James@sensualsingapore.com .
My credit card expired
Drop me mail at James@sensualsingapore.com or via the webchat. Or head over here to find out how to manage your billing details
I accidentally subbed twice and my card has been charged twice! Help!
Drop me a message on webchat or email me at James@sensualsingapore.com
This happens more often than not, all double charges are usually submitted for refund within 24 hours.
If you subbed twice or there are double charges, please get in touch with me. I will sort it out asap.
Why are you offering premium content subscription now ?
I want to move away from my dependence on other platforms for billing & payment. I’m also hoping to build up a stable subscriber base so i can transition to writing full time for a living.
With a stable base of subscribers, i am also looking to get full time help to help with the editing & content of the site.
I have been using Gumroad for a while and all my purchases are on that platform. What should i do ?
All your past purchases will still be on Gumroad if you never download them. Don’t worry. I will still keep Gumroad as a backup. If you need the links to download your past purchases, just drop me a message.
How do i subscribe ?
Premium content work will have a paywall prompting you to login with your wordpress account or subscribe. Upon login, you will be able to access the full work on the page itself. No need to download any files.
Make sure you are accessing it from http://www.sensualsingapore.blog domain.
I have removed instructions for old subscription platform. Read this on how to get on board the new one
How do i login ?
How do i cancel the subscription ?
Alternatively, drop me a message on the webchat. I can cancel the subscription on my end.
What happens if you die ? Or run road ? Or get kidnapped by Edward Fernando Chan ?
I have scheduled 3 legacy post at the below interval.
I login almost everyday and i would change the dates of these post before i write. (sometimes i forget :p)
They contain detailed instructions of what you should do if the site no longer gets updated.
The post at the 2nd month mark will inform all to cancel your subscription until further notice.
Don’t worry, even if i’m dead, the site auto renews till 2025. You can still access all published titles as a subscriber till 2026.
Great, sign me up now ! how do i do it ?
I am concerned about my privacy. What details of mine will you see if i subscribe to the site? How will this subscription be reflected on my credit card statement ?
On my site, i will see ;
Get a separate email for this and you are good to go.
From the billing merchant itself, there is also limited information i can pull from the transaction. It’s restricted to the name you entered, and the last 4 digit of your credit card.
Hint : You can customize the name on your Credit and Debit card these days. Instead of putting your real name, say Tan Ah Lim, you can put Tanny Lim, or Gang Tie ren ( Iron man ) or Heng Da Tiao ( Big tool )
If you have any ideas how to up the privacy game, please do share with me as well. 🙂
Certain banks offer the option of getting an instant debit card from their machines too.
Please make a mental note of how the subscription will appear on your statement. I can always change it into something more obvious like ‘James adult fiction’ but no one will subscribe to it then. I’m thinking of a better name. Let me know if you have any suggestions.
How do i change my credit card details after subscription?
If you encounter any difficulties, just drop me a mail at James@sensualsingapore.com
My card keeps getting rejected by the subscription. What should i do?
Some banks auto reject the transaction for reasons only they know. It could be due to your card settings too, Eg (you blocked online transactions etc). OC** bank has the highest rejection rate base on what i could see.
You can consider getting a travel debit card. Top up the amount you would like to spend into it, and use that card for web transactions. Some companies allow you to get the digital card immediately.
Pop $50 in, and no worries about being scammed large amount on your main card. Just top it up accordingly base on your needs.
Why are you not using Gumroad anymore ?
I like Gumroad a lot. I love it in fact but they only payout via paypal.
And since i’m having issues with Paypal, i decided to stop using Gumroad.
All past purchases will remain, you can access it anytime. Gumroad is in the midst of adding more payment options to their system including Apple pay & Stripe. Moving forward, if they take stripe, i will go back to listing with them as a backup.
What other payment modes do the site accept ?
Subscription takes Credit/Debit cards
“SS Fiction” will be the transaction statement appearing on your statement
Individual works has Credit/Debit card, Alipay, Grabpay
“SS Ebook” will be the transaction statement appearing on your statement
Do you do refunds?
Only for valid reasons like double payment. These are usually flagged and processed within 24 hours. Refunds will be credited back to your credit card. All other refunds will be issued via webstore credits.
Can you update more frequently ?
I no longer hold a full time job and i split my time between writing and trying to get a business i started with a partner off the ground. When i’m not hammering away at the keyboard, i meet clients, give quotations, go to site, and i chase for payment after work is done.
Chasing for money makes me wish i could send Hong, or Kamal, or maybe even the Butcher to do it for me. haha.
Currently, I’m spending about 30% of my time writing, editing, planning for future releases that includes both full length and short works, the other 70% of my time i need to work on the business with my partner.
Every decision i’m making is pointed at the same direction. To be able to update more, to be able to write more.
I want to write full time.
I will find a way, and I will get there.