Friday, February 16, 2007

Good News for Horror Writers

Got this article in an email today:

Why horror writing will be big in 2007

Though I must admit to being a little ticked off by their reference to what they sneeringly called "Para Porn" - paranormal romance. Snots.

7 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Good news. I hope the trend continues.

Kate S said...

I hope so Charles - it would be good news for you, Wayne and Sidney. :)

Stewart Sternberg said...

Allow me to be skeptical. We'll see which way the corporate world blows.

Avery said...

While it's nice to see some sort of prediction of interest, it really doesn't matter that much to me in the grand scheme of things. I'm not going to change my genre to whichever way the wind blows, so a few bonus readers would be just that. The only thing I hope it does is make a publisher more receptive to letting me in the door. But, as Stewart said, we'll have to wait and see if this becomes true.
Don't worry about the snobbery. It's their problem, not yours.

Kate S said...

Thanks for dropping by Stewart & Avery. The thing I would be concerned about for horror writers is that now there'll probably be a glut of them and it'll bust again. Hope not.

SQT said...

I think there will be a glut only because the genre is popular and sells. There will probably be several books of mediocre quality that get published, but only the good one's will continue to sell.

I don't think the genre will go away after the height of popularity has passed though. There will probably continue to be diehard fans. I personally enjoy the style and if an author tells a good story I'll keep reading. But I do get tired of all the copycats who pretty blatantly rip off other authors. I must admit though, a lot of the books described at the end of the article sounded pretty original.

Kate S said...

You're probably right, sqt. I also get sick of the copycats.