Friday, April 10, 2009
Happily Ever After
Thursday morning a segment on the Today Show caught my attention. While overall book sales are down, the program said, the sales of romance novels are up! The sales of Harlequin books are up 30% over last year. During times of recession, readers want "happily ever after." They want romance, not the latest gloom and doom news reports, those readers who were interviewed pointed out.
Of course, I was delighted to see this report. My novels all have happy endings. Stranger in My Heart, the book I am working on right now, has a happy ending as well!
While reporters love to poke fun at the romance industry, romance authors smile. Money talks. Everyone is looking for a happily ever after.
Mary Montague Sikes
Secrets by the Sea
Hearts Across Forever