It was recently published in a magazine that average writers make very little money by writing books. But there are writers who sell millions of copies of their books and have become celebrities. Not all kinds of books attract the audience. Here are the top five genres of books that make the most money.

Romance / Erotica

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These genres are the ones that are sold most.’Fifty Shades of Grey’ is one of the popular books in this category. Author E.L. James has become a star after writing this book. The erotica category is very popular in Kindle as people are shy to buy these books from bookstores.

Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Fantasy books like ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Lord of the Rings,’ etc. have been very popular. Writers like J.K. Rowling became famous and rich. These books are targeted towards ‘young adult.’

Crime / Mystery

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These are built on sagas most of the time. In every part of the book’s series, the same set of characters may not be present. Readers become Sherlock’s companion and try to crack every clue and race towards the end of the novel. Crime stories are very popular.

Religious / Inspirational

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The Bible is the bestseller in this category. It is the most translated and widely distributed book in the world. An inspirational writer like Paulo Coelho has written international bestsellers like The Alchemist. This kind of books makes a lot of money every year.

Horror

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It is a very popular genre of book. Stephen King and Dean Koontz are doing will in this category. Readers like being scared and they want to read books of their favorite authors. Horror books explore shocking subjects and so give the readers a good time.

You should read books of the genre that you enjoy more. This way you will develop the habit of reading. Reading books is a wonderful pastime habit, and everyone should try it.