Chicago Sun Times has a run down of some winners and losers in the recession. According to Borders spokesperson, most of the sales are flat except for American history books (Obama?), romance novels, science fiction and fantasy books.
Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty.
You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com