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    Heaving bosoms passé in romance-book market
    who knew...

    ok, ok, really going now, le sigh I hate apartment hunting which leads to hating packing and ends with kill me now moving... whine whine whine
    1. If that is true, and I would like to think it is, why the popularlity of the clinch cover?

      By Anonymous Jane, at 8/02/2006 01:59:00 PM  

    2. At first I thought someone in Seattle had plagiarized the other article, then I realized, Associated Press. The heat has melted my brain.

      As much as I like to snicker at some of the romance genres cliches, I do think it's kind of sad how authors have to kind of distance or defend themselves from the genre. Do fantasy or mystery authors have to say stuff like this.

      I'm amazed at the popularity of the clinch cover or stepback. They add nothing and they make me giggle. I refused to look at the one for Scandal in Spring after the DiW one.

      By Blogger Devon, at 8/02/2006 02:16:00 PM  

    3. That article's really been making the rounds...

      By Blogger December Quinn, at 8/02/2006 03:22:00 PM  

    4. While at RWA I attended a workshop given by the romance buyer from Borders. She told us that sexy covers sell better than non-sexy ones; which is the only reason I can think of that the clinch covers are still around.

      Someone must think they're sexy!

      By Blogger Colleen Gleason, at 8/03/2006 12:55:00 PM  

    5. I need that job ;)

      I really believe they must sell but no one admits to liking them.

      By Blogger sybil, at 8/04/2006 01:14:00 AM  

    6. I do. I like them. I miss them. To me, it was like I was really going to read something dramatic and romantic, you know? Passionate, as opposed to just lustful. Not that lustful is bad. Both are even better. :-)

      By Blogger December Quinn, at 8/04/2006 10:35:00 AM  

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