Mommy Porn, the #1 genre in sales and conversion for eBook Explosion

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Forget the bustier rippers and the thick afternoon romance novels with Fabio on the cover.  According to eBook Explosion, the number one genre out there is ‘sensual romance.’  Mommy porn.  The stuff that makes even Anastasia Steele breathe heavier when she’s not hanging out with Christian Grey (yeah, I just made a Shades of Grey reference).

From SBWire:

A new study based on sales of 2,265 eBook titles released by eBook Explosion, a social media marketing company, reports that the “Sensual Romance” genre (dubbed as “Mommy Porn”) has risen to the #1 spot in both sales and conversion rates among the books marketed by the company using the social media.

The report confirms that the days of the conventional romance novel, with the damsel in distress on the cover and the muscle-bound hunk saving the day, are over and done with. Cheesy romance paperbacks that lack in plot have been replaced with well written sensual romance novels, relatable characters and well developed storylines. These new sensual books are tender and sweet, and yet sexy enough to earn the dubious classification of “Mommy Porn”.

The rise of this new genre is further fueled by the convenience and privacy offered by eBook platforms; protecting the reader from clerk’s smirks at the checkout counter, or disapproving glances from fellow commuters. Even the most sensual novels – with high-resolution imagery and the steamiest storylines – can be purchased and read using eReaders such as Kindle, Nook, Kobo or Smartphones in the middle of a crowd, without anyone noticing the nature of the material.

Blazing the trail for this new genre of literature is British Author Eliza Amornette’s erotic novel series, Private Emotions. The three eBooks in this trilogy, “Appointments”, “Invitations” and “Promises”, were collectively featured in the top 3 conversion rates among the 2,265 titles which were part of this study.

You can read the whole press release HERE.