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Has Erotic Romance Lost its Sizzle?
A Report on Erotica, Adult Stories and the Romance Book Market
Supply and emandD
for Erotic Romance
ibtimes.com
Erotic romance took
center stage when
Fifty Shades of Grey
became a bests...
Last year, Samhain Publishing and
Ellora’s Cave Publishing, both of whom
had been publishing erotic fiction
for over ten ye...
Although Samhain and Ellora’s Cave
are no longer around, there are still
many publishers of erotica
and erotic romance. Th...
Censorship of Erotic Books
One consequence that is more unique
to the erotica/erotic romance genre is
censorship or the su...
Erotic Romance is
Still teamyS
Despite the challenges described,
erotic books can still do well.
Amazon’s overall bestsell...
There are a lot of bestselling
erotic romance books that aren’t listed
on the erotic romance bestseller lists
on Amazon.
E...
Although it may be harder today
than it was years ago, it’s still possible
to make a profit writing in this genre.
And, if ...
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Has Erotic Romance Lost its Sizzle?

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Erotic romance took center stage in the world of fiction when Fifty Shades of Grey became a bestselling phenomenon. Now that several years have passed and we’ve seen the closure of businesses that specialize in publishing erotic books, is the erotica/erotic romance market still flying high or has this genre lost its sizzle?

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Has Erotic Romance Lost its Sizzle?

  1. 1. Has Erotic Romance Lost its Sizzle? A Report on Erotica, Adult Stories and the Romance Book Market
  2. 2. Supply and emandD for Erotic Romance ibtimes.com Erotic romance took center stage when Fifty Shades of Grey became a bestselling phenomenon.
  3. 3. Last year, Samhain Publishing and Ellora’s Cave Publishing, both of whom had been publishing erotic fiction for over ten years each, announced plans to shut down. Is Erotic Romance still a good genre to write and publish in?
  4. 4. Although Samhain and Ellora’s Cave are no longer around, there are still many publishers of erotica and erotic romance. They include digital publishers like Loose ID and imprints of traditional publishers such as Kensington’s Brava. And the largest publisher of erotic content? The indie-author.
  5. 5. Censorship of Erotic Books One consequence that is more unique to the erotica/erotic romance genre is censorship or the suppression of material considered controversial or inappropriate. Books with erotic content are sometimes less likely to receive merchandising or promotion opportunities from retailers.
  6. 6. Erotic Romance is Still teamyS Despite the challenges described, erotic books can still do well. Amazon’s overall bestseller list also often includes books with erotic content, though some of them may not be categorized as erotica.
  7. 7. There are a lot of bestselling erotic romance books that aren’t listed on the erotic romance bestseller lists on Amazon. Erotic books aren’t going away. The demand is still there, though the competition may be stiffer.
  8. 8. Although it may be harder today than it was years ago, it’s still possible to make a profit writing in this genre. And, if it’s fun to write, it’s worth it! PUBLISHING.COM Click here to learn more! Visit our blog

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