Thursday, July 29, 2010

And I can't sell a romance novel?

According to the USA Today (my trusted source for all things trivial):

75 million: The number of Americans who read at least one romance novel in 2008.

91: percentage of romance readers who are female.

31-49: Age range of the typical romance reader.

7: Number of days it typically takes a reader to begin and finish a romance novel.

And a few numbers from the USA TODAY Best-Selling Books list:

13: The percentage of total book sales that romance novels have accounted for in 2010, up from 10% in 2009.

25: The average number of romances that have appeared each week in the Top 150 in 2010, up from 19 a week in 2009 and 17 a week in 2008.

The article can be read here: Romance genre sweeps readers off their feet

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