I read somewhere recently that controversial or bitchy posts bring in the views… lets give it a shot. lol
I was just on Amazon browsing through books. I went to the Romance Category and clicked the subcategory of ‘Romantic Comedy’. Guess what I found?! Out of the top 20 books listed… 18 were definitely some form of erotica. I’m gonna say what everyone is thinking when they try to browse books…
EROTICA IS NOT ROMANTIC COMEDY!!!
There is a section for erotica, and I realize you may not get as many sales if you list it in erotica however… you definitely will NOT get the reviews and positive feedback you are looking for when you list your book in the wrong category.
Why am I pissed? What is wrong with erotica?
Nothing is wrong with erotica other than the fact that when I’m looking for say ‘romantic comedy’ or ‘chick lit’ I’m NOT looking for erotica. You placing your book in the wrong category intentionally hoping to get more readers buying isn’t fair to the people who worked their ass off to actually belong in that category and can’t be found and can’t move up the ranking list because of misrepresented books.
Seriously people… if your writing is any good you’ll sell your books… if not… sucky, but don’t take someone elses spots in the ranks because you’re desperate to get your book out there. It’s not that easy. Selling books is like pulling teeth at times, it’s not fun, it takes WAY more work than you intended and you suffer through the period where you are trying to get your name out there before you finally reach way less success than you were hoping.
So on behalf of all book buyers… for the love of
God books please list your books in the right Amazon categories. I refuse to buy a book that I can clearly see doesn’t belong somewhere, mostly because it shows me the author isn’t considerate of anyone else, not other authors and especially not buyers who are looking for their favorite genres and have to weed through the porn to find it.
Sorry, I’m not sorry but rant over… if you are offended, I don’t care. Don’t leave a comment with your reasoning of why you might be an author who is doing this, just fix it.