An Elephant in the Room: Women Authors (Especially Romance Writers) Get Less Love

Here are some observations, statistics and questions about dichotomies and inequities regarding Women Authors and the Romance Genre. Women purchase 80% of the books in the U.S.-presumably some are buying for a household, children & spouses - LOOK AT THE POWER WOMEN HAVE! So that’s positive…not everything is negative about what’s happening to women authors today! 1/3 of mass market fiction purchased are romance novels Romance books bring in a billion bucks a year Yet Romance Books Don’t get much Love! Let’s look at this dilemma from the point of view of the reader as well as an author. Why in the world would readers feel embarrassed about enjoying romance stories? Why would romance authors h

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