Monday, April 13, 2009

The escape of romance books

Happy Easter or Passover or whatever traditions/ religions you follow. Here's to the second chances and new beginnings this time of year brings.

Got home this morning just in time to blog over at TRSBLUE on a great article in the NYTIMES on April 7th... Recession Fuels Readers Escapist Urges

My Mother-in-law showed it to me during our annual family gathering in Cape May NJ. Basically, Romance sales (paperback and ebooks) are up during this economical slump. And like Gone with the Wind being popular during the Great Depression I think its because people need a place to escape their world and experience a Happily Ever After or the promise of one. Not to mention romance readers are the best and would rather cut back in other places than give up their books.

Here's to conquering all and dreamy sighs


Blogger Shelley Munro said...

I hope publishers, editors and agents are busy reading that article. I'm busy doing subs. :)

It sounds like you had a great weekend.

4/14/2009 2:01 AM  

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