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Romance Ebooks Sales Surge

Hide Your Embarrassing Books in Ereaders, Everyone Else Does

When I asked what books you were embarrassed to be seen reading in public, romance novels came up again and again. You're not alone. Their covers glorify some other life force — one where men with mullets are sexy — that is a turn-on to no one I've ever met. So it's no surprise they are the fastest-growing sector of ebooks; in fact, esales are expected to overtake print sales in 2011.

Romance novels have always been popular — why else would there be so many? The average reader, a married woman between 31-49, devours three per month, so nothing could be better for them than a click-and-purchase book. Especially since it doesn't announce its content to the world with a bare chest and ripped bodice.

Have you downloaded any books to avoid buying them in public?

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RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 5 years
Haha I don't generally read stuff I'd be embarrassed about... au contraire. When I was in high school, I'd always take the most pretentious looking book I was reading at the time to read it on the subway. Things like James Joyce or Dostoyevsky heh
totygoliguez totygoliguez 5 years
That's what I have a iPad for. Now I can read all the shit I want without people judging me.
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