12 Responses

  1. Tanja
    Tanja at |

    Thank you for the post. It hasn’t been that long that I read MM books, but I constantly find new authors to read. I love being part of this community.

  2. salann31
    salann31 at |

    It really is amazing how so much can change in 4 years!

  3. suze294
    suze294 at |

    There is so much more choice now with lots of genres – I love the historicals and murder mysteries!
    The demise of the publishing houses is a worry though

  4. Shirley Ann Speakman
    Shirley Ann Speakman at |

    I started reading M/M about ten years ago and the genre has changed so much especially in the last 4 or 5 years and it’s great that blog has kept up with the changes too.

  5. Purple Reader
    Purple Reader at |

    Good question and pretty consistent answers, but focusing on different things. And I’m one of the ones you’re talking about. I’ve been reading gay novels for years, and reading increasingly more m/m in the last few years as it’s gotten more prevalent and more choices. But the big change was due to my migrating to ebooks.

  6. H.B.
    H.B. at |

    Yes, It’ is interesting how far publishing has come and how much has changed in the past few years. I’ve been reading MM fiction for about 11 years now and we’ve come a long way for sure.

  7. dee
    dee at |

    Thanks for your answers to this question. I started reading m/m novels in the beginning of last year. Before that I only read BL manga and fanfiction. Nice to see how much can change in such a short timespan.

  8. Lisa
    Lisa at |

    Thanks for the answers. While it’s sad to see some publishing houses close, we’ve also seen mainstream recognition in just the past couple years so that’s major! Hopefully we’ll keep expanding & getting more recognition.

  9. Trix
    Trix at |

    Thanks so much for the candid answers! It does seem like there’s more variety than ever before…

  10. Ami
    Ami at |

    Thanks for answering this. I’ve read M/M for more than 4 years and I definitely see it changing. But I also see some negative changes too. Sadly.

  11. Carolyn
    Carolyn at |

    Change has to happen, and I like the more readers are finding it and more mainstream publishers are getting into the game. I don’t want it looked at as a “niche” market, I want anyone who loves romance or mystery or thrillers etc to be able to find these books too.

  12. waxapplelover
    waxapplelover at |

    Great answers, all. I haven’t been reading M/M as long as others, and occasionally I’ll notice that someone mentions a “classic” that I haven’t read. 🙂


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