“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” – Oscar Wilde
Romance is by far the most popular and lucrative genre in American publishing, with over $1.35 billion in revenues estimated in 2010. That is a little less than twice the size of the mystery genre, almost exactly twice that of science fiction/fantasy, and nearly three times the size of the market for classic/literary fiction, according to Simba Information data published at the Romance Writers of America website. It is such a beautiful word but it is also a powerful emotion. When you have this excitement factor it makes things even that more interesting. Read away!