Contemporary Romance Novel
Author Name/Publisher: Withheld by Request
Mass Market Paperback, U.S., $6.99 cover price
Publication Year: 2004
Current Released to date: 25,500
Current Reserved against returns: 9,000
Current returns: 18,800
Quoted from e-mail, with permission: I am an established midlist romance author whose books receive good to excellent reviews and four to four-and-one-half starred reviews in RT.
My comments: Even including the reserves in with the release figure, sell-through on this novel is actually closer to 45%.
*Actual advance. All other numbers have been rounded off by author to further protect the author's identity.