It’s the start of the year. I’m working on my business plan for the year. I write mostly romantic suspense. Although I have written a medical thriller, which I hope to release next month. And I co-authored a horror romance. He wrote the horror and I did the romance. J So what should I be writing this year?
Well, the Romance Writer’s of America Association’s reported figures of Simba Information Estimates showing the bestselling genres were:
3. Religious Inspirational
4. Science Fiction and Fantasy
And according to the Christian Science Monitor the top sellers are kid lit, and erotica/romance.http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2013/1101/What-books-sell-best-Self-help-kid-lit-and-erotica
Bubble Cow says the bestselling genre is Mystery/Thriller/Crime. Second is Science Fiction and then Romance.http://bubblecow.com/what-is-the-best-book-genre-to-write
So it looks like romance /erotica; mystery/crime and science fiction are the leaders.Am I going to change my genres? No, sir. But maybe I’ll write another medical thriller.
Trends change as does the book selling industry. It will be interesting to see what the big sellers are in 2015.
So what you do you write? Is it a top-selling genre? Would you change to meet the selling market?