However, imagine you've just finished the best, and I mean THE BEST YA paranormal novel. Wouldn't the above news flash strike the fear of death in your heart? I can hear the sobs now as millions of writers clutch their hair and scream, "Why...why now?"
Deep breaths, my friends.
The truth is, readers fuel this industry, not publishers.
No one could have forecast the phenomenon of Fifty Shades of Grey. The success of that series is important because it PROVES that nothing in publishing is predictable.
So, dry your eyes, get off the bathroom floor, and for God's sake, keep writing.
And if you don't believe me, here's some advice from someone who knows their way around a bookstore.