Victor Gadino’s covers were the ideal complement to Gordon Merrick’s groundbreaking gay romance novels, capturing the passion of the stories and contributing to their success as classics.
Romance book collecting is not just about the words on the page but appreciating the genre’s history and cover art. For bibliophiles looking to elevate their library and show off their love of books, collecting paperbacks is the way to go.
The rise of Black romance novels–especially historicals–provided a platform for diverse representation in a genre that had long ignored this socio-demographic. The last decade of the twentieth century was a time of great change and progress for African American fiction in general.
In this article, we’ll look at the latest romance book genre sales statistics and insights into the world of romance novels. Learn about the average reader, the bestselling romance novels of all time, and the evolving trends in the genre.