Those Filthy Rich Romance Writers!

I’m being facetious.
A romance writing acquaintance, Brenda Hiatt, gathered information on the advances and royalties paid to romance writers she surveyed over the past seven years. If you’re curious, click here. It’s quite an eye opener. With a very few exceptions, it’s clear that these women (and men) write for the love of writing! It’s not much different–if at all–in the rest of the writing world. If you’re working on a novel, don’t quit your day job.
At least not yet.


  1. liliana on November 27, 2007 at 4:25 pm

    I’m leaving in france, and I’ve read some of your books (sorry for my english!)
    I would like to have a list of all your books traduced in french, because I love your books. When I start reading one, I can’t stop anymore! Can I have a web site with this list (maybe that of your french editor).
    Never stop to writte please 🙂

  2. Diane Chamberlain on November 27, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    Hi Liliana,
    It’s always nice to hear from my French readers. However, I don’t know all of the titles that have been translated into French. Nearly all of my books have, however, although some may be out of print. My French publisher is Presses de la Cite, so you might check with them. Or check out the French Amazon site. My most recent French book is LA NUIT DU 5 AOUT.
    Good luck,

  3. brenda on November 28, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    What an experience it must be to read your books in French. Although I took two years (and some college) of French (and Latin too), I doubt I could read the books-would be interesting to try.
    How awe-inspiring that “our” writer is touching lives in other countries. Margo and the rest-isn’t this GREAT????

  4. Diane Chamberlain on November 28, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    So far, most but not all of my books have been released in the following languages in addition to English: French, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Italian, Japanese, Czech, Russian, Spanish, Slovak, German and Dutch. It makes the world feel so much smaller, as does the cluster map at the bottom of my blog page.

  5. Margo on November 29, 2007 at 8:30 am

    Brenda, I’m always in ‘awe’ when I see people from other countries loving Diane’s books. To know she has touched so many people all over the world is the true mark of a phenomenal woman.

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