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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-13 06:16 pm

[ SECRET POST #3722 ]

⌈ Secret Post #3722 ⌋

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[El Goonish Shive]


Criminal Minds


[Nadiya Hussain, from Great British Bake Off series 6]


[Wicked the Musical]


[Yaya Han]


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(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Many think amazing talent will be valued no matter what, if the artist just get her stuff "out there". That is sadly very far from the truth.

(I have worked with books for years. Sadly, I have lost count of the friends and acquaintances that have launched their "great book project" only to be met with resounding silence. Yay for them getting publishing deals, but that isn't enough for their big dream of recognition to come through. Maybe I will be lucky enough to know one such person in my life. I still have hope.)

(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 11:02 pm (UTC)(link)

The only reason series like 50 Shades made it big and got money was because it was porn. Softcore, but porn. Porn almost always sells if it's the same genre and kinks as the original that you're ripping off from.

If they're trying original fiction in any other genre, good luck, they'll need it.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 04:36 am (UTC)(link)
50 Shades sold well because of a specific set of circumstances that got it a huge amount of coverage so that it snowballed and became a thing. If not for the very specific way it got published (utilizing fandom and to a large extent fans to get the snowball going), it would not have even been a blip on the landscape of publishing. Instead, it got a ton of publicity, the "curiosity factor" and a lot of other stuff going for it, till there were copies in every grocery store waiting to be sold and a million "what is the world coming to" articles published to lecture about "mommy porn." Honestly it's discouraging, but it all makes a lot more sense in the context if you read about the history of 50SoG, rather than the current media narrative. It's more complicated than "sex sells," although that's certainly one element.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Do you believe it would have sold that many, even in the exact same circumstances, if it were not porn?

I don't.
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[personal profile] tree_and_leaf 2017-03-14 06:06 pm (UTC)(link)
No, but there's a lot of not-disimilar quality porn out there that didn't make it big. The sex was a necessary but not sufficient condition for it to sell.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
This. It's sad but true.