This was shocking to me because it seems all the blogging agents scream about NOT writing to a trend. Why? Because the industry is slow and it generally takes a book 18 months to be published. What is trending now may not be trending when your story is actually published. My sister's friend said the press was really pushing ebooks, and I can understand why. It can be out quickly before teens are over paranormal. (One positive, based on librarian opinion, paranormal is still heavily requested.) Although are teens actually reading ebooks? Maybe early adopters.
Still it made me think about my current story. It is a dystopia which is trending but not why I'm writing it. In fact many agents have already expressed they are over dystopia. So why am I writing it? For fun and to improve my dialogue and character development---but mostly because I love the genre and my idea despite the waning trend. I'm not really worried about it because I don't know if my story will go past a first draft.
So what do you think? Should you write to a trend or follow the solid advice of the agents and write what you're passionate about?