Over at GalleyCat, there's some good news for writers:
"Overall, fantasy sales are down 18 percent compared to the first 49 weeks of 2007, but mass market paperback sales are up 14 percent—and overall romance sales are up 83 percent, with mass market paperbacks alone experiencing a 50 percent boost. And that's not even considering how many romance books might, in a different climate, have been categorized as fantasies..."
That's right: Mass market paperbacks are skyrocketing in sales ... and romance sales were up 83%.
Anything that's up 83% in this economy is big, big news.