Sunday, May 4, 2014

Dear computers, please stop trying to be helpful

So, a few months ago I read this article about how there's a really popular genre of books which we'll refer to as "creature erotica". Now, it doesn't surprise me that there are books about people getting it on with Sasquatch, because... let's face it, there are books about everything. (Thanks, Internet!) No, what surprised me was one of the authors who claimed she'd made $30,000 in one month from sales on Amazon for one of her novels.

Anyhow, I was relating that on a writers forum today, and I did a quick search on for "bigfoot erotica" just to get some numbers to add to my blurb. That search yields 195 books, most of which are part of a series involving other things such as the Loch Ness monster, etc. One series has the tagline "Paranormal Monster Bigfoot Erotica -- Things that Bang You in the Night", which I think is possibly the best thing ever.

Maybe I really should have put sex scenes in my November novel.

Anyhow, ever since I made that search on Amazon, all of the Amazon ads that show up on other pages are for books in that result list.

Maybe it's time to clear my browser cache.

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