Monday, January 21, 2008
How many erotic romance books are released each year, I wonder. It would be nice to get together some rough figures. Ellora's Cave are happy to let us know that in 2007 they released 414 new titles and in December they sold 74,000 copies in total. I would guess that would be a rather small proportion of the total number of titles released, but a hefty chunk of the copies sold? They also volunteer that average first month sales are 850-900 copies.
Although our focus at EREC is on getting information from writers (writer-to-writer communication) I am more than happy to hear from publishers and list their own data. Does anyone know if there is equivalent data available from other presses? Specifically, for 2007, number of titles, copies sold and average first month's sales.