Reasons To Write Some Terrific Horror in 2024

Reasons To Write Some Terrific Horror in 2024


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A Genre on the Up

Regarding the horror genre, The Guardian newspaper reported that sales have jumped in the first few months of 2024 compared to last year by over 30%. In a genre that ebbs and flows when it comes to books, horror continues to be mainstream in other industries. For example, in online gaming, bingo games such as Halloween Cashpots and Big Scary Fortune are offered by Buzz Bingo. These games contain features such as respins, scatters, wilds, and free spins, all while maintaining a classic horror aesthetic. This allows players to engage in a horror-themed environment without the real-life fear of ghosts and other spooky creatures.

While on the movie front, horror films still make their way into the box office. While not everybody’s cup of tea, some of the most famous adaptations of all time have been horror, which have then made their way into mainstream pop culture, The Shining by Stephen King being a prime example. Of course, many movies are first released to the world as books, proving there is still space for horror writing. 

Incoming in 2024

As a genre going through a period of sustained popularity, there are already many fans excited about the books that are being published in 2024. Stephen King is still releasing after all these years and has another collection of short stories coming to the market, while Gretchen Felker-Martin is releasing a book called Cuckoo, which promises plenty of scares along the way if it is similar to her previous release. With no shortage of interest in the genre, there is plenty of space for new writers and material to emerge.

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A Strong Economic Outlook

According to Statista, the size of the book industry is expected to reach $90 billion by 2024. Of course, many writers pursue their passion rather than money, but if some of that sizeable income makes its way to the writer, all the better. What’s more, this success isn’t expected to slow, with more than 1% growth projected for the next half-decade.

There is no doubt about the increasingly important role that technology is playing in this golden period. Amazon changed not only the publishing exercise but also how readers interact with books, taking the reading process onto screens, and making it even easier than ever to gain access to books instantly.

With all that said, there is still plenty of love out there for books and the horror genre. Publishing houses are looking for new material, with many new releases taking on a feminist element, so if there’s an idea in your head and you think you might be the next big thing in this genre, then start writing it now.

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