In my experience, Romance was awesome for me. Just awesome. Far better than BL, but of course people are starting to move BL into Rom now, understandably.
We really need Paranormal as a genre here, imo. It has a chance to do well, particularly with the rumour that vampires are alive again.
I seem to do a bit better in Fantasy than in BL with the same book, because despite the romance being front and centre, it just didn’t hit the right BL notes, whatever they are, may the writing gods give me the revelation, and the sooner the better, lol. Gosh, if you hit BL right, oh gosh... that’s where the readers are! Like the actual living breathing readers wanting to read your book... argh, BL is sooo hard. (Hits her head on the wall)
My same book could climb pretty high in Drama, but it didn’t attract readers despite being high on popular and trending.
I read a few Sci-Fi books on here to support the genre, decent space operas, and I wanna cry because they don’t get much reads at all. 🥲 like, I came on the net to pretty much write Sci-Fi, and I gave up after one book. People love writing Sci-Fi on line, but just don’t like reading it or something. I had such bad experiences with trying to get people to read Sci-Fi, even organize the Sci-Fi writers... ouch. Just so sad.
Slice of Life seems to sort of be alive, but it’s such a capture-all genre, so I dunno what to even make of it.
Action is actually not that bad? Kindda-sorta? Maybe worth a shot?
The other genres by browsing the new books in Fresh just have such tiny readerships, that I am guessing very few people check Fresh section in them. And Fresh is how the new writers gets seen here.
Mystery is the one thing that people read in print pretty steadily, but have not much interest on-line. Like, why? Who knows. Probably takes too much actual familiarity with law enforcement to write a believable one, and most folks who write online are not professional detectives or lawyers...