What was with 2017? So many people had a tough year. I’m looking forward to 2018 and everyone having a chance to catch their breath and maybe even take a break.
Whatever your plans for New Year, I hope you have a fabulous time.
According to Chines Astrology, 2018 is the year of the dog. Interesting! I wonder if we’ll all go chasing after the mailman? No courier will be safe 😉
I usually write a post this time of year where I try and predict trends in the world of writing and publishing. For authors, I see a few are testing selling their books directly from their websites. Marie Force is one such author. It’s not something I intend to try yet. I haven’t even managed to get my books into audio-format. So many things to do, so little time!
In terms of genres that I think will be hot *throws hands in the air* I have no idea. Science fiction blew up as a huge thing for Kindle Unlimited readers. Lots and lots of new books there. Same thing for urban fantasy. Thrillers continue to dominate the charts along with romance.
I keep expecting gothic romance to re-emerge, but it hasn’t. Or else, it has, but in new forms. There’s reverse harem with loads of heroes to rescue the damsel in distress.
There are whispers that vampires are returning. I’m also seeing gryphons nudging at dragons to star in fantasy novels. Personally, I’d like to see more djinn. And if we’re talking speculative fiction, there could be a niche for Flat Earth stories.
Anyways, those are my guesses. What are yours? What sort of books do you wish someone would write or that you plan to write?