Today, E.L. James’s Fifty Shades trilogy is available in print at an affordable price, and early estimates at its first print run are around 750,000 copies. And that’s after it hit bestseller lists based on word-of-mouth alone.
We won’t ask if you plan on buying and reading it; if you’re a romance reader who visits this site, you’ve already read it, or decided not to read it. But what we would ask is this:
With so much attention being paid to romantic fiction in mainstream popular culture, this is a chance to clear up misconceptions, promote certain aspects of it, cultivate new readers, and heighten awareness of the depth and richness of romance writing.
This is our chance in the popular culture spotlight.
So what is the most important thing you would like non-romance readers to know about the genre?