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Kim Cresswell resides in Ontario, Canada. Trained as a legal assistant, Kim has been a story-teller all her life but took many detours including; working in legal and adult education before returning to her first love, writing. Her debut romantic suspense, REFLECTION, has won numerous awards: *RomCon®'s 2014 Readers' Crown Finalist (Romantic Suspense) *InD'tale Magazine 2014 Rone Award Finalist (Suspense/Thriller) *UP Authors Fiction Challenge Winner (2013) *Silicon Valley's Romance Writers of America (RWA) "Gotcha!" Romantic Suspense Winner (2004) *Honourable Mention in Calgary's (RWA) The Writer's Voice Contest (2006). LETHAL JOURNEY was a finalist in RomCon®'s 2014 Readers' Crown (Thriller) and in From the Heart Romance Writers (FTHRW) Golden Gate Contest (2003). Her action-packed thrillers have been highly praised by reviewers and readers. As one reviewer said, "Buckle up, Hang on tight!" She recently published two action-packed JET Kindle Worlds novellas featuring characters from her Whitney Steel series and JET from Russell Blake's New York Times bestselling JET series. www.kimcresswell.ca www.facebook.com/KimCresswellBooks http://twitter.com/kimcresswell

Reflection – News

Coming January 2013! My romantic suspense novel Reflection will be available for purchase at MuseItUp Publishing, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, SmashWords and more!

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Mystery and Thrillers top genres…

April 9, 2010 by Kim

According to the article at Library Journal, mystery novels are the most read at 54% with “other fiction” at 40.8% and Thrillers at 32.6%. Romance was 28.5% and Scifi was 25.4%.

This is great news for those of us who write “suspense” which can fit in both genres of mystery and thrillers.

It’s all about numbers…

Some interesting numbers…

April 12th…

AAP: 2009 Book Sales Down 1.8%
Net book sales in 2009 in the U.S. fell 1.8%, to $23.95 billion,
according to estimates by the Association of American Publishers based on
sales data from 86 publishers as well as on data from the Bureau of the Census.
In the last seven years, the book business has had a compound annual
growth rate of 1.1%.

Category Sales/Percent Change

E-books $313 million 176.6%
Higher Ed $4.3 billion 12.9%
Adult hardcover $2.6 billion 6.9%
Children’s/YA paperback $1.5 billion 2.2%
Book clubs/mail-order $588 million -2%
Mass market paperback $1 billion -4%
Children’s/YA hardcover $1.7 billion -5%
Adult paperback $2.2 billion -5.2%
Religious books $659 million -9%
Audiobooks $192 million -12.9%

The Association of American Publishers is the national trade association of the U.S. book publishing industry. AAP’s more than 300 members include most of the major commercial publishers in the United States, as well as smaller and non-profit publishers, university presses and scholarly societies.