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?
Has Erotic Romance Lost its Sizzle?
A Report on Erotica, Adult Stories and the Romance Book Market
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for Erotic Romance
Erotic romance took
center stage when
Fifty Shades of Grey
became a bestselling
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?
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?
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.
Erotic Romance is
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.
There are a lot of bestselling
erotic romance books that aren’t listed
on the erotic romance bestseller lists
Erotic books aren’t going away.
The demand is still there,
though the competition may be stiﬀer.
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!
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