The Economics of Writing Romance Novels

In the new issue of Harper’s Jesse Barron examines the romance genre, which has been little-loved by the literary world which has had a tendency to embrace books by straight white male writers (recall David Gilmour telling Emily Keeler, “I’m not interested in teaching books by women”). The story is behind a paywall, but Barron has a really great post up you can read talking about how romance writers don’t care about how they viewed because they’re making tons of money and inverting the model.