Romance Books Considered Dangerous?

L.McMaken
12-19-11
Cincinnati, OH

According to the RWA Romance Writers of America, romance books account for over 13% of books sold. That is the highest percentage of any genre. Even in the down economy with falling book sales, romance books still dominate the market. Yet, romance novels take a beating in mainstream press and in literary circles. They are often looked down on as “those books”.

At the turn of the century, romance novel featuring strong female characters were considered “dangerous” to women. For a fascinating, contemporary look at romance novels, the romance genre, and the media’s regard for the romance novel, take a peek at this video.

 

Similar Articles

Comments

FOLLOW US

2,026FansLike
3,249FollowersFollow
9,910SubscribersSubscribe

Recent Book Trailers

Instagram

Advertisment

Don't Miss

The Authors Teaching Masterclass

0
MasterClass online classes offer anyone with an active mind who wants to learn more about a skill the opportunity to learn from masters. Currently, there...

You Can Vote! Goodreads Choice Awards Final Days

0
Some votes are still being counted! Of course, we mean for the Goodreads Choice Awards! You can still cast your vote for "Best Books of...

Book Lights Dives into the World of Ryuujin with Fantasy Author Marc Watson

0
LISTEN HERE!! Marc Watson is an author of genre fiction of all lengths and styles. He began writing at the age of 15 and continues...

Cookbook Companion to Hit Netflix Show “Somebody Feed Phil”

0
Simon & Schuster announced that it will publish “SOMEBODY FEED PHIL: The People, Stories, and Recipes” by Phil Rosenthal, a companion cookbook to his hit Netflix show...

Book Review: A Bride of Convenience

0
A Bride of Convenience by Jody Hedlund My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is such a heartwarming book. I absolutely love the characters and how...

Thankful Thanksgiving Wishes

0
Reader’s Entertainment Magazine and Radio started over a decade ago. We have won awards both for the magazine and the radio podcast. We’ve featured...

There’s a Book for That: Thanksgiving 2020

0
Tomorrow we celebrate Thanksgiving like no other before it, probably. While the food traditions may be the same, our guests will be fewer as...

Rescue pups, a new release, & grilled cheese talk with author Kaylie Newell

0
Kaylie Newell was born in the great state of Oregon, where she was raised alongside rivers and lakes and scruffy dogs that chased their...

Sourcebooks Celebrates Historic Election of Madam Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris with 2021 Calendar

0
Sourcebooks, the largest woman-owned publisher in North America, is celebrating the historic election of Madam Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris with a new calendar. The...

Book Lights gets Spooky with Comic Book Author Laura Marks

0
Laura Marks is a PEN Award-winning playwright, television writer, and comic book writer.  Her plays Bethany and Mine have garnered acclaim from critics and been published and produced...