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Aug 15, 2011 01:57AM
Literally bigger that is. A visit to Waterstones this weekend found the horror section had grown from two columns to three and is now bigger than the paranormal romance section.
So is this a sign that the market is picking up, are more books being published? I hope so but what do you think?
Aug 16, 2011 09:43AM
Hopefully. My Waterstones does have about three shelves of horror, but as at least a third of it appears to be just the 'K' section (King and Koontz - I mean still? in 2011?) it's not saying much. Even writers we might consider big names, Ramsey Campbell say, have maybe two or three books.
And I don't mean titles; I mean actual books.
Aug 16, 2011 01:19PM
Let's hope it's a sign it's getting bigger and making a strong comeback. But the extra books in the horror section - were they American or British?
Aug 17, 2011 10:58AM
Maybe the books are just getting thicker. :-o
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Aug 17, 2011 11:03AM
Well James has a point there is one column that is practically all King/Koontz but that was always there. Many of the books are indeed American or revamped Lovecraft collections but there is an increasing core of decent British horror books, Tim Lebbon, Conrad Williams and obviously things like the new Hammer range are beginning to build up. Still no sign of The Caretaker though Adrian.
As for books getting thicker, you may have a point Philip. King's forthcoming novel is supposed to be another 960 page whopper!
Aug 27, 2011 04:36AM
Books are getting bigger, in that so many of them are trade paperback size.
Aug 29, 2011 09:33AM
To be fair, my Waterstones also had a smattering of small-press books, including Mark Samuels and Gary McMahon.
Oct 02, 2011 11:30AM
If you are even in Edinburgh go to Blackwells on the Bridges four, floor to ceiling bays of horror books, with only about half a bay dedicated to King and Koontz. Their buyer knows her stuff
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Mar 26, 2012 05:47PM
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