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Romance Readers By the Numbers

1 minute read | May 2016

Spring is in the air, and Romance books are thriving. No longer just your average girl-meets-boy story, the billion-dollar Romance book industry has enough sub-genres to keep its diverse, loyal fan base happy for some time and remain one of the most widely read genres in the world. Stories encompass history, comedy, suspense, mystery, Christian, LGBT, fantasy (shape shifters! dragons! vampires!), crime and more. With summer reading just around the corner, we looked at fans of this diverse genre: who they are, how they are discovering and consuming romance books and where they are purchasing.

Interested in learning more about Romance readers? Join us at the Nielsen Romance Book Summit, which will be held at this year’s annual Romance Writers of America Annual Conference in San Diego on July 14, 2016.

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