Nudity on covers
This is something that, I think, many naturist fiction writers face. How far can you go with nudity on the cover of your book? Writing about naturism and nude people is one thing but displaying them on the front of the book is another affair entirely. Words in a book are not so “in your face” as the image is that you look at when searching for your next read.
Putting fully clothed people on a book that’s about naked people wouldn’t make much sense, but it’s always tricky to find out where that fine line is.
For example the cover of my book ‘The Unsworth Manor Nudes‘ worried me a lot. How would I depict this? The title required nude people but how well would publishers accept that? Most European countries are quite relaxed, but stores that are America-based often have very strict rules about the amount of skin that can be shown. And I mean very strict. Luckily this one wasn’t a problem.
Writing is much easier than finding the right image
That being said there still are many things to consider when writing Naturist Fiction. Naturism, as we’ve posed several times here already, is just that. There’s too much ‘stuff’ out there on the World Wide Web that brings down the true meaning of naturism and nudism. Keeping our work clear from such interpretations is therefore a priority, as is the importance of keeping the covers ‘clean’ yet clear.
Covering nudity in another way
Robert and Will and I try to uncover (pun very much intended) the concept that nudity is a bad thing.
I can’t understand why nudity is rated at the same level of misery as blood and violence. Perhaps because of the link to strong sexual content, which – as we all know – is something entirely different. That’s sex, and it’s clear how far the world has sunk. When nudity is sex then everyone who’s naked in the shower or bathtub is doing something sex-related, right?
Here comes in what we try to dispel through our stories.
The variety in books and genres is wide. We try to cover (yes, another pun) everyone’s taste in reading by uncovering (enough said) the true world of naturism, nudism, clothes-free life, whatever you want to call it. That is why I hope that our site is also visited by people who are not that far yet that they will undress for the sheer luxurious feeling of it, but who are curious about this way of life and want to dip their toes in without getting wet. Yet.