We have placed this on a separate page as we are aware that some people do find the adult market distasteful and would rather not "have it on the main pages", we have to include it somewhere however as in our experience, other than children's books, it is the most profitable aspect of the electronic print industry if you include both erotica AND romance.
As such, authors who are comfortable with this material and want guidance as to what is likely to be the best use of their time, need to know the reality of the market, warts and all. The only other market we have found to be as popular is well written fantasy stories for children and young adults. If you can write these then that would be a suggested focus.
Very roughly, the popular part of the adult market can be broken down into:-
There is of course always degrees of overlap - and one person's romance is another person's erotica. The erotica section may also be very "regular" or involve aspects of BDSM or other fetish interests from watersports, spanking, electro-play, foot fetish, slave/mistress, slave/master and so on. The more popular the fetish, the higher the demand for your book.
Top Selling Items with WriterPrint this "month-to-date" are all erotica:
Straight Erotica > Mistress in charge
Gay & Straight Erotica > Spanking
Gay & Straight Erotica > Foot Fetish
Gay & Straight Erotica > Watersports
Gay Erotica > Scally lads / Chav Lads (usually with SOME fetish element - eg: watersports, trainers, spanking)
I know we have mentioned this on several pages of the website - but folks keep asking us how long their work needs to be before we can publish it as a mini-book. 10,000 Words and we can get you published. You do NOT need to have hundreds of pages.