This morning I read a press release about former Silhouette Romance author, Leanna Wilson, who has switched publishers and genres to write inspirational fiction. Her current release, Elvis Takes a Back Seat, is not for Harlequin but for Christian publisher, B&H Publishing Group, and is about a road trip with three women who experience “discoveries that change their lives and faith forever.”
The thing that caught my eye was that the report stated Wilson sold 1.3million books. I looked up her backlist and it contains 12 books in all which means she sold over 100,000 copies per book. Somehow I think that was based in some part on the marketing scheme of Harlequin for its series books (I say only some part because Wilson is a RITA award winning author). I suppose we can laugh and point all we want about the titles and subjects but the uncomfortable truth is that these books sell and sell well.
Via Press Release