From the number of “How To Write A Bestseller” books and articles and webapages out there, it’s clear that this seems to be the Holy Grail for many writers. And of course it’s understandable — most authors want their books to sell well.
Judging from bookstore shelves, one hot trend in YA lit right now is vampire romance, inspired by the bestselling Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. But does that mean hopeful writers should jump on the vampire bandwagon in hopes of increasing their chances of publishing success?
…Generally speaking, since trends are usually over in less than two years, and it usually takes publishers two years to publish a book, chances are that any trend you see in the marketplace right now is, in publishing, already rotting in its grave. With a stake in its heart.