A Look at the Romance Genre and Publishing

Romance is a huge genre in publishing. So many success stories, especially of indie authors, are around romance writers. It's also a really interesting genre to watch, because it's one of the genres with the most experimentation going on. With that in mind, here are a few romance-related articles that recently caught my eye. History …

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From Unplag: Love Words and Famous Endings of Love Stories

Another post in honor of Valentine's Day, and a double-whammy at that. Today we have two infographics from Unplag, a website that checks papers for plagiarism. Ever wonder how much love is in a love story? In this first infographic, according to Unplag: We analyzed 2,365,012 words from 10 most popular romantic stories (Romeo and …

An Interview with Heather Thurmeier, Author of Pinch of Me, Dash of You

Heather Thurmeier is the author of Pinch of Me, Dash of You, a contemporary romance novel. Here's the official description: Kali can’t cook to save her life, but she can write. As a foodie reviewer for both a huge national paper and a successful blog, she’s well on her way to achieving her dreams. When she’s …

Ebook Review: The Art of Love

The Art of Love: Origins of Sinners Grove by A.B. Michaels How Much Would You Sacrifice for Love? With nothing but a strong back and a barrel full of ambition, August Wolff finds wealth beyond measure in the frozen goldfields of the Klondike. Success, however, comes at an unbearably high price. Now Gus walks alone, and all …

Romance Goes Mainstream

Originally published on IndieReader. Read the full article here. Romance has always been a popular genre. But recently, it seems that more and more romance novels written by women have been gaining mainstream recognition. Between four and six romance novels written by women have made it to the top 10 New York Timesbestseller lists for e-book fiction and …

DBW12 – What publishing can learn from the romance genre

The romance genre is an interesting one. Of all the genres, it sells the most ebooks, probably because you can read a romance book with some privacy on an ereader. The romance panel had some interesting insights into ebook publishing, which I think other publishers can learn from and apply to their own companies. The …