As I review various proposals, queries, submissions, I am reading for the reader — I want to make sure What we are publishing is what most readers are looking for. So, how do you do that . . . what benchmark can or should one use, to make sure you are appealing to the vast array of romance readers? Is there an author that has that grasp of romance readers interest that would be a good guideline . . . benchmark to base a book & its potential to be published? Jeez, what romance author has written over 100’s of books, sold millions of copies, & has grown book to book to book in popularity thus building her audience . . .is there an author such has that, who has captured the industry & romance reader’s pocket book?
Dahhhhhhhhhhhh, WWND! Yes, there is! Multi time Rita Winner, Nora Roberts!
Hmm, that might work . . . so, WWND?
Although this might not be a bad idea, I really don’t use Nora as a benchmark, may not be a bad idea thought
For discussion — when you read a romance book, what is your benchmark? Your values? A certain type of hero? Heroine? Plot? Sub-genre? What makes you read the books you do?
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