29 October 2010

E-book Additions in Romance

Thanks to the generous gift of a member library, we've added 141 ebook titles in the "romance" category to our downloadable collection. A sampling of the authors added, in both EPUB and PDF format:

Mary Balogh
Candace Camp
Jennifer Crusie
Christine Feehan
Karen Hawkins
Linda Howard
Stephanie Laurens
Johanna Lindsey
Fern Michaels
Carla Neggers
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Amanda Quick
Julia Quinn
Nora Roberts
Susan Wiggs
Sherryl Woods

As any of us who collect romance in print know, this genre is one with constant demand. For most OverDrive ebook libraries, the romance genre is their top circulating genre. The Romance Writers Association maintains a section on their website with great statistics. Did you know that romances are the second top-performing category on best seller lists, topped only by movie tie-ins? That, with $1.36 billion in sales in 2009, twice as much spending is done on romances than on mysteries ($674 million)?

2 comments:

Debbie said...

Are there or will there be graphic novels available as e-books?

Listen Up! Vermont said...

An interesting question, and worth a look; I don't know off hand of any, because of the black and white vs color issue, and the differences in formatting.