Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Romancing The Recession

Although the romance novel industry is constantly derided from the outside, made fun of and considered "trash" by the uninformed, these are not the romance novels your mother read, nor anything like the Barbara Cartland books gathering dust on your grandmother's bookshelf. This is a HUGE business of numerous sub-genres for all tastes, and regardless of what anybody thinks, romance novels SELL.

That little snippet is from some interesting reading over at The Daily Dish on the rise of romance books during times of recession. When you think about it, it makes sense that romance novels would flourish. Bad news is being thrown at us constantly these days. What better way to get away from it all than losing yourself in the pages of a very affordable mass-market paperback novel? You're guaranteed a happy ending!

No one likes a recession, but I feel proud that, as a romance writer, I can do my part to help make these troubling times just a bit more enjoyable.

Go out there and stimulate the economy. Buy a romance novel!