Re: Article in WaiWai this morning.
> That's always the way it is...anything about women, always comesback to men. 30% male readership means 70% female. But somehow the
survival of the genre depends on the 30%.
>said that, but not that way. I never read interviews with me, because
> Having done a bunch of interviews, I can tell you that he probably
it's never what I said, the way I said it. :-)
>might be it, but they need to push it more.
> He was right about YH needing a flagship series though. I think SSS
>Heh, not as if I will be informing you of anything, being that you
are actually in the business of publishing, which I would think is
intimately tied into marketing. Though, I would think that any
marketer, or pulisher is going to attempt to sell to the largest
group, regardless of anything else. That is why so many things that
seem like that had so much potential sucks ass, because they pander
to the majority, and what they want to see.
The majority of people into this are women, (I'm just learning that
now) yet the amount of women that like yuri and are not lesbians are
likely easily offset by the amount of women that do not like it an
are lesbians. So, at the best best a marketer could only hope to
interest 10% of women. While the amount of of potential males that
would be interested in yuri, I would think, is at least potentially
far greater. I remember reading when I joined this group recently
that the members between women and men are split pretty even, if that
is true that only 30% of readers are men, then I am confused on a few
issues. Meanly, I thought that all guys, beyond the insanely
religious (and them secretly) love lesbians. I would think even a
large number of gay men would enjoy yuri, to at least relate or
something (though that is 100% speculation, do you like yaoi?).
My extremely long winded point was that if I were a marketer, then I
would think that it is a no brainer that the overwhelming vast
majority of potential readers are male...though the numbers don't add
up to that assumption? Where have I, and I suspect them as well, gone
Though, in any case, I can completely understand how annoying it is
when something that should by all rights be designed with people like
you in mind, is changed to pander to another group for sales
purposes, and it's actual potential not met. Personally, I think that
yuri written by women for women has a certain built in emotionality,
and authenticity that they otherwise lack.