Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What readers expect Series

 Who exactly are the readers?
       I think the first question to ask is who the readers are that the writer is targeting, or, in reality, is buying the books. For those that write romances and especially sexy or erotica the people buying may surprise many people. For some people the F word is a big turnoff and to others it is the reason they buy. In my case I try to write true life and what is real in the world and if it the word fits to portray the characters it is used. Therefore, if the word Fuck offends you this may not be the site you will like. For many writers a pen name is used to distinguish the different genre written which I think is a great idea. 

       To build a list of what readers expect I think it is only appropriate to determine who the readers are first.  So, while I hope to hear some great comments on this, please be thinking of what will be the top ten expectations of readers as we get more into the series. 

       The following article is a good way to enter this discussion.  For authors with a following, please let me know what you think. For readers, please share your feeling also. Why do you read a good sexy romantic novel?

Who are the Readers for Erotic eBooks?

Author: Carmella Borchers

There are many people who enjoy reading romance novels. Many surveys were taken regarding the audience of romance novels, and the results showed that approximately 65% of readers of romance and love stories were females. This survey also showed that because girls and females are considered more emotional as compared to men, they tend to like romantic stories. This can also be displayed with a simple example: girls are generally not very fond of action movies; rather, they tend to prefer soothing and calm movies, such as romance ones. Girls also prefer family movies in which no action or violence is involved.

However, that is not to say that men don't like romantic love stories too! The difference is that men tend to enjoy a romance novel only when it has some erotic essence in it. The male gender is generally considered more aggressive than the opposite sex, and therefore a simple emotional novel may make them feel bored. Erotic eBooks offer the thrill of the dangerous, providing cover for liking the romantic pieces.

Since books used to only be available as paper-back and hard-back books, people in previous days used to tote a bag full of books with them while traveling distances. But now this dynamic has been changed, and now a large portion of people prefer reading Romance Books Online rather than buying a hard copy. To make tasks even easier, they either use electronic text book readers like the Kindle, which are capable of downloading any type of e-book, or they may carry their laptops/notebooks with them which may have gigantic storage areas to store hundreds of thousands of ebooks. Another advantage of carrying laptops or notebooks is that readers can also install text aloud software applications in them. These applications are quite lightweight and handy to use. The main feature of these software applications is that they can store the entire text in their buffers and can read the same aloud so that the user can hear the entire story instead of reading it. This saves a lot of time for the user and also enables him/her to enjoy romantic stories, even when there is no source of light. In fact, many people find Romance Novels more enjoyable when they hear them with closed eyes and without lights.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/literature-articles/who-are-the-readers-for-erotic-ebooks-4512578.html

About the Author

Carmella Borcher is the author of this article and is an avid fan of romance novels - particularly erotic books and erotic ebooks.


  1. I've made my name writing erotic romance, but there's so much more to it than that. I throw in elements of horror and urban fantasy and deal with a wide range of paranormal creatures. My readers, I like to think, read my work because no matter what the story is, there's no question that it's MY work: the unexpected twist, the shocking development, and the "voice" I use to tell my stories are what draw my readers. Given that, I think that my readers look more for the content than the label attached.
    An excellent, thought-provoking post! I'll be curious to see what you come up with next :)


    J.S. Wayne

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