Posted in: Elloras Cave, not as good as they used to be?
Has anybody else noticed that EC’s authors seem to have become One-Book-Wonder specialists?
When I first discovered EC, authors like Lora Leigh, Jaci Burton, Shiloh Walker used to have books out constantly. But for some reason that’s changed. As far as I can gather, the only ‘original’ EC author who seems to churn out lots of books for them still is Lorie O’Clare.
The new authors seem to write one book, then we never hear from them again. I wonder why this is? I wonder if like me, many previous EC faithfuls aren’t buying them?
I’ll read anybody as long as the blurb sounds interesting, but for some reason, the blurbs at EC just do not inspire me to go buy. It never used to be like that.
On the other hand, I’m buying more books from Liquid Silver Books, and Samhain. At least they’re not over-egging the whole BDSM thing. Have I told anybody lately how much I hate BDSM books? Well I do. They suck in the worst way.
It would be interesting to know if the profits at EC have been in decline this past year. With so many new authors who only seem to write one book before disappearing into EC’s Great Hole, surely that must tell its own story? After all, if they were selling, then surely they’d be writing more books for them?
I have tried the new authors, but most of the newbies that I’ve read, have sucked in a big way, so I’m less eager to try them in the future.
It seems to me that the NY publishers have lured away the cream of crop, and just left the dross.
By the way EC, the website needs a major facelift. I’ve always hated that shitty mustard colour anyway, but three years of looking at the same ‘ole crappy design is just a bit much.
Samhain’s website looks better in comparison, as does LSB’s.
It’s about time you guys made some improvements. Seriously.
Oh yeah, and stop accepting so many BDSM books for fuck’s sake.