In 2013, when I was an aspiring author, I was told to follow certain blogs, including the one belonging to Passive Guy.
I’m not a huge news addict, but I do scan the emails I get. Often something piques my interest, and Publishing industry reels after nine million fewer books are given as gifts in 2013 was no exception.
What I found interesting are the following:
The survey found that digital e-books now account for 25 per cent of all book purchases (up from 20 per cent in 2012) and that their growth is at the expense of paperbacks (down to 50 per cent from 55 per cent) but not of hardbacks (steady at 21 per cent).
Erotic fiction – which dropped from 16 per cent of the market in 2012 to five per cent in 2013 – has tumbled from second most popular genre in paperbacks and e-books in 2012 to seventh place in both categories in 2013.
I found the last one especially interesting because I was thinking about writing erotica.
I guess I’ll just have to go where my muse takes me.
For now, I’m working on Letters To Julian. It’s going slowly, as I’ve been dealing with some personal issues as well as some health issues. I will be looking for beta readers, though, when I’m done.
If you want to be one, please let me know, and I’ll add your name to my list!