Have been having a mag to Chuck Mac, who runs one of the chain book stores down in Melbourne and who writes some fun Sci-Fi when the mood takes him, about the impact of PR on retail sales. It's the fastest growing single genre in Australia with Stephenie Meyers (spit,hiss) and Charlaine Harris leading the charge. Local writer Nalini Singh is starting to pick up sales but still does better in the U.S market than down here, go figure. Anyways Chuck can inform me that PR is their highest selling single genre by book but pure horror remains ahead in dollar terms, here talking the Spec Fiction genres (Sci-Fi, PR, Horror, Fantasy) only. PR is cheaper per book at the cash register than horror is. Interestingly, for me at least, he is increasing shelf space for PR but surprisingly it's Sci-Fi that is losing space and not the other Spec Fiction genres. Anyone getting similar or different results in their neck of the woods? BTW I don't mind PR, and read quite a bit of Singh, as it keeps the dark genre up on the various charts down here.