DearAuthor.com just posted this little tidbit about romance sales:
Romance sales accounted for $1.37 billion or 21% of the overall sales just behind religious/inspirational sales which accounted for $1.68 billion.
Other genre sales figures include:
Science fiction/fantasy $495 million
Classic literary fiction $448 million
Mystery $422 million
Graphic novels $128 million
And to be even more childish- NAH NAH POO POO.
Overall this was a good week in romance. From the top 100 poll to the outstanding numbers about the romance genre, it is good to be a romance addict, like myself. And when you also have an awesome book to recomment, it makes it all the more fulfilling.
I finally read Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas and this book shows how much Lisa is on her game. I put my hat in the ring as this book being the best historical romance of 2007 and in my top ten of the year. Even though you may be on Team Derek or on Team Sebastian, there is no doubt in my mind that Cam will rank as a new Kleypas hero favorite. This book is funny, smart, sweet and the romance between the gypsy Cam and his love for Amelia and her ragtag family is wonderful! And it is not only the love story I am recommending, but the new set of characters that Lisa has come up with. The Hathaways are so adorable! Amelia's family is wonderful and neighbors I would love to have. I was smiling through each chapter and couldn't believe how real the relationships Amelia had with her siblings.
And of course the sex between Cam and Amelia is HAWT!! Gypsy love is very yummy if I do say so myself.
And for you Sebastian fans, he is in there, but alas he has a new woman in his life other than Evie, and that is his little baby girl.
THANK YOU LISA for another incredible story and romance in a genre that should be respected by all.