Thoughts regarding diversity, business decisions and dropped series

(as posted on Twitter)

So, I am still working out my thoughts regarding diversity, business decisions and dropping of series, because of lack of sales. I am not the only author who has their series dropped because of lack of sales. The decision hurts, smarts and is disappointing.

But it is ultimately a business decision. Publishing is a business and it has to make money. It’s not a matter of diversity – it’s the hard fact of “money talks”. Most of all, your story has to fit or not.

So, it’s not just “diversity doesn’t sell”, but a slew of decisions. Perhaps erotica is selling like hot cakes. Wait, it is selling like hot cakes. My kind of urban fantasy doesn’t have sex. So, it’s not just sexy. Plus the fact that I am not well-known enough to warrant a readership that would buy my books no matter what. So, yeah. Things happen. The issue of diversity, however, falls at the bottom of the list.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. jolantru
    Jun 16, 2014 @ 00:30:40

    Reblogged this on A Wolf's Tale and commented:

    Still mulling over this.

    Reply

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