As a self published author with All Romance Ebooks (Love is in the title and Love is in the Hallways, YA) I receive emails from them every so often and I have just have a *review of the year* email and thought you may be interested in some of their results:
They receive 5.8 million hits/month to their website - I wish I did...
All Romance, has an Alexa rank in the U.S. of 6,330 (trust me as an ex web designer that is *very good*)
Total publishers with ARe in 2011 = Approx 7600
Romance titles in inventory 2011 = over 65,000 - around 7,300 of those are labelled *GAY*
What amazes me is that it is often *GAY* books that end up in the top ten on the right hand side! We rock!
The bulk of sales are to U.S. customers. The top ten markets sold to are: United States, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, India, New Zealand Philippines, Malaysia, and the Netherlands.
*YAY UK!* ROFL
Incidentally the top ten U.S. markets are California, Texas, New York, Florida, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Last but by no means least... the most interesting statistic to me... Buying gender for all romance books: Female = 89% - Male = 11%... I wonder if that is the same for *gay* books... interesting...