The New York Times recently published an article about how even with the economy in the crapper and sales of books being down or flat for most booksellers, that romance title sales are on the rise.
It just goes to show - Romance Book Lovers know their priorities!
Actually, the article hits some great points about escapism in hard times and how that creates a tendency to look for romance and comedy choices in books and movies. I totally agree that paranormals will continue to grow as they take us to a whole other world and away from any semblance of the world where all our problems are coming down around us.
I highly recommend checking it out. I love the image of the manly hand grabbing Lora Leigh's Wicked Pleasure (Bound Hearts) off the shelf!
There's even a quote from Jane Little at dearauthor.com and other romance industry folks.
Here's the link to the full article.