Majority of You Are Not Riding the Vampire Novel Wave

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson

Thank you to everyone who took this week’s poll asking how many vampire novels you’ve read this year. It seem that in the opinion of Publishing Perspectives readers, vampire novels may have jumped the shark. Here are the results of our poll:

The overwhelming majority, 64% of respondents, said they have not read a single vampire novel this year (this was actually a surprise to me). But 20% of you have at least dipped your toe in the waters of vampire fiction and read one vampire novel. On the other end of the spectrum, a brave 2% of our poll-takers said they’ve read more than 5 vampire novels this year.

Does this mean the vampire trend is over? What is the next craze? I’m putting my money on dystopian teen novels in which young people save the world (oh wait, I think I just described the plot of half the world’s YA novels).

Look for next week’s poll on Monday!

Official Poll Results for “How many vampire novels have you read this year:”

5 – 4%
3 – 2%
2 – 0%
1 – 20%
0 – 64%
over 5 – 2%

About the Author

Hannah Johnson


Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.