So you’re thinking to yourself – we don’t do human sacrifice anymore – we’re far too civilised for that! Well buddy, maybe you need to think again. Okay – we may not do it in ‘real life’, but think of the television programmes and movies we watch; think of the books we read. How many of us haven’t thrilled to see the latest police procedural drama where the bad guy kills one or several people (and then the good guys work out how to catch them). What are we watching here? Yep – you guessed it – human sacrifice. And, of course, the same goes for movies and books.
So here’s what we need to figure out – can we make money from human sacrifice? The answer is, of course – yes! But not as much as you might think. Contrary to what you blood-thirsty peeps may believe, it’s still love and understanding that are the big money spinners out there.
Here are the best selling genres of 2013 (or thereabouts):
- Romance / Erotica ($1.44 billion)
- Crime / Mystery ($728.2 million)
- Religious / Inspirational ($720 million)
- Science Fiction and Fantasy ($590.2 million)
- Horror ($79.6 million).
There we have it – human sacrifice takes slot numbers two and five, but love and understanding come in at numbers one and three – yay! My favourite genre only makes number four, but hey – half a billion dollars is better than a poke in the eye with a dirty stick, so I’m good with that.