… Romance is where the action is.
Romance Market Share Compared to Other Genres
(source: Simba Information estimates)
Romance fiction: $1.358 billion in estimated revenue for 2010
Religion/inspirational: $759 million
Mystery: $682 million
Science fiction/fantasy: $559 million
Classic literary fiction: $455 million
Via the [Romance Writers of America] website.
Yep, that’s right – in 2008 74.8 million people read at least one romance novel to the tune of over 1 billion dollars. Double-plus the science-fiction/fantasy numbers.
So, next time you are dreaming up some pungent chest-bursting science-fantasy to sooth your inner geek you may wish to reconsider that storyline as a romantic bodice-buster instead. Remember: in romance the space suits are skin tight, adding to the atmosphere of mounting sexual tension and anyone blasted out of an airlock must be heroically saved.
hat tip [Hot Air]