Go to Edittorrent to read industy news from the RWA conference, posted by my Red Sage editor, Theresa Stevens. (If you don't already know Edittorrent and you're a writer who wants to learn skills from top-notch editors, this is the place to hang out!)
The news about erotic romance confirms generally held suspicions, that the readership is capped and the buying spree (as it was, with so many new lines,) is slowing down. The trade paperback news is not good, since most erotic titles come out in trade. I've whinged about this in the past and the expense of the books. I know there is a returns issue with MM, but as a writer who is almost always in trade I can't help but wonder if my work would reach more people in smaller, cheaper mass market versions. Well, thank god for ebooks, ay..