According to RWA: Geography of Romance Readers 29% of the Southern population reads romance 27% of the Western population reads romance 26% of the Midwest population reads romance 12.6% of […]
Education Level of Romance Readers 42% have a bachelor’s degree or higher … 27% have college degrees 15% have post-graduate work or degrees 7% have associate degrees 17% have attended […]
According to RWA: 64.6 million Americans read at least one romance novel in the past year. 2002: 51.1 million readers in America 1998: 41 million readers in America
According to RWA: Romance book buyers have an average income of $55,000.
According to RWA: The U.S. romance book buyer is most likely to be aged between 30 and 54 years.
According to RWA: In what format are romance books being purchased? (source: Nielsen US Romance Landscape Q1 2014) E-books: 39% Mass-market paperback: 32% Trade paperback: 18% Hardcover: 9% Audio: 1% […]
57% of Romance novels published are Romantic Suspense. **Information from Maya Rodale’s Dangerous Books for Girls
Romance Writers of America RITA Awards: From the RWA Website: In 1980, the newly formed Romance Writers of America identified contests and conferences as key activities to promote the romance […]
Romance novels are 17% of the adult fiction category. **Information from Maya Rodale’s Dangerous Books for Girls
59% of romance readers are in a committed relationship. **Information from Maya Rodale’s Dangerous Books for Girls
Romance is a Billion Dollar Industry. The estimated annual total sales value of romance was $1.08 billion dollars in 2013. **Information from Maya Rodale’s Dangerous Books for Girls
The Flame and The Flower Published in 1972, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss’s The Flame and The Flower is widely considered to be the pioneer book of the romance novel genre.