According to the Associated Press (and this is a direct quote from AP), "Love may not conquer all in real life, but its power in relatively inexpensive books is quite a comfort in this economy. Publishers are seeing strong sales in the romance genre as other categories decline and consumers cut back on spending."
This is excellent news for both authors and readers of the romance genre! We all need an escape from the gloom and doom of real life and what better way to do this than reading a good love story!
Laurie Parkin (Vice President and Publisher for Kensington Publishing Corp.) agrees with this. In the article she said, "....when business is bad or business is down, people want to escape a little bit. I think romance offers that in a wonderful, wonderful way."
According to the article , "For the week of May 10, romance book sales were up nearly 2.4 % compared to the same week last year, according to Neilson BookScan, which covers 75% of retail sales. "
What better time to be a romance author! I am so glad I am one! If you like to read romance, then check out MY titles. If you want to save even more money ... and help save the planet by going GREEN ... then purchase them in either ebook (at Fictionwise) or Kindle format (at Amazon.com). You can download FREE SAMPLERS of my books so you can try before you buy.