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CBC.ca Arts – Romance cuts across racial lines, publishers find

Posted Sunday, January 6th, 2008
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CBC.ca Arts – Romance cuts across racial lines, publishers find

Between the cat food and the diapers in most North American supermarkets lurks a haven of verdant passion.

It’s the aisle for romance novels and its customer in 2007 is nearly always female, but just as likely to be a woman of colour as a Caucasian soccer mom.

Publishing houses across North American are creating new lines of romances aimed at people of Asian and African descent, according to Brian Miller, a Seattle journalist who follows the market for romance novels.

The article doesn’t really tell us anything we didn’t know, but hey–we’re getting coverage. And we should get even more as Black History Month approaches!

(Okay, I’ll admit–I’m shocked that there’s a journalist in Seattle who follows the market for romance novels.)

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