Romance novels – make them into movies!

Perhaps it is just me, but I have often wondered why they don’t turn more romantic novels into movies.  The romance novel market is a thriving one, a look around Amazon or any local bookstore should show you that.  Even when you browse the shelves at Wal-Mart or your local grocery store, you tend to see more romantic paperbacks than any other genre.

However, unless you count the Nicholas Sparks or Danielle Steel books that have been turned into movies, it seems like very few adult romance novels, even those off the bestsellers list ever get a movie contract.  I guess you could assume that maybe moviemakers figure they would be a hard sell, although that seems pretty odd, since they do make quite a few chick-lit books into movies…and surely those would have a similar demographic.

So what do you think?  Why do they not turn many romance novels into films?  Would you be willing to shell out the money to see some of your favorite romance novel characters heating up the big screen?  I know I would love to see some of these movies made, but perhaps I am in the minority.  If you have an opinion on the matter, please feel free to leave a comment below!

 

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