I've been navigating the choppy waters of social media for about a month now, and I've made contact with a lot of fun, friendly writers who publish ebooks. One thing I've noticed is that there are a great deal of writers of erotica and romance (which, at times, is erotica with more plot line added.)
Not that there is anything wrong with that, I hasten to add! It must be very difficult to create a great novel which drives the characters to the bedroom (or the billiard table, or the hot tub, or the grotto.) This can be done brilliantly; I've read some romance books that are both titillating and amusing and exciting, all at the same time.
It's not my genre, though. I am a writer of YA fiction, which is steampunk in nature and G-rated. I just am a G-rated gal. I don't know why; it's just what comes naturally to me.
My main characters are 12 - 15, and they go through loads of adventures, encountering a tiny bit of romance along the way. So, the books are geared towards young adults.
But am I reaching that population? What I mean is - do young adults own ereaders?/ I see a lot of them with ipods and smartphones; Kindles and Nooks, not so much.
Hm. I'm not going to become a writer of erotica. My failure as a sexy author would be truly epic. I"m going to stick with my own little G-rated universe that I've created, because it's what I do. I'm just wondering - are there young adults out there who have Kindles and who read books on them regularly?
Please ring in if you have an answer for me.