There’s a strange new niche dubbed “monster porn” or “erotic horror” where people have sex with creatures like Big Foot, space aliens, and leprechauns. When you think that the whole “Twilight” series involved a girl falling in love with a vampire, it doesn’t take much imagination to extrapolate beyond vampires into other supernatural beings.
While Amazon and other e-book retailers have started to crack down on the most blatantly offensive monster porn books that read like Harlequin romance novels but with monsters instead of men in the place of a woman’s lover, the niche of monster porn shows the effectiveness of self-publishing. Promote an e-book involving women having sex with Big Foot and traditional publishers would not only reject your novel, but call for security and have you committed to an insane asylum as well.
Yet with self-publishing available in e-books, the niche of monster porn could thrive and take off. That just shows the power of self-publishing e-books in catching the traditional publishing world off guard.
The topic of monster porn may be more on the distasteful side, but the lessons are clear. Self-publishing e-books is a valid way to reach an audience for unknown authors. Forget about the traditional publishers that take months to publish and distribute a book after taking months more to accept it. Today, you can write an e-book and submit it to a worldwide market in seconds.
As the monster porn niche indicates, self-publishing is definitely the future. Now we just need more authors to start writing books that deal with something less squeamish than just sex.