There are 34,891 horror books on Amazon's kindle store. Some of them are big names: Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell or Jack Ketchum, but most of them are indie authors like me whose books are languishing at the basement of Amazon, hopelessly awaiting the light of day.
And that is why I decided to start this project.
Every week, I will try to read and review 2 Amazon-forgotten horror books in the hope of uncovering a new gem. I know that there's a lot of rubbish in there but I've always felt that the kindle system needed some sort of filtering mechanism. Traditional publishing usually acts as an automatic filter: "You're not good? You're out!" but what about the thousands of genuinely talented horror writers who are struggling to squeeze in a couple of blood-hungry monsters in between their day job lunch-breaks and house chores. Every marketing book out there will advice you to build your own platform and let interest seep in little by little, but let's face it, most of the talented writers out there are horrible marketing managers ( and that includes me). I am not hoping of saving the horror world here, but simply to give a little push in the right direction. Maybe, who knows, this idea might take off and other horror lovers like me will follow and start posting reviews. Maybe there are hundreds who are already doing this and my work would be simply building upon theirs. Whatever the outcome, I feel that horror is an extremely artistic and rich genre ( when tackled well) which is at the moment in our lifetimes on literary life-support. Maybe a new Clive Barker or Stephen King will arise out of the ashes one day and give this glorious genre a well deserved boost. Until that day arrives, I hope to contribute my 2c with this blog.
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