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'Being a romance writer'

31 October 2005

'It really is just a regular job... It's about marketing yourself and really selling yourself. It's a business. You have to be business-savvy.

Being a romance writer is good and bad news. I will often get, "Oh, you write those kind of books." But at the same time, these are the books women are buying. I know I'm not going to change the world but I am going to brighten your weekend.'

Debbie Macomber, bestselling romance writer, at the 25th Romance Writers of America convention, as reported in the Reno Gazette Journal (romance novels are reckoned to comprise 50% of paperback sales in the US)