This page includes a bio for author Stephanie Bond, recent press coverage, an email link, and a link for Romance Industry Statistics
Stephanie Bond was seven years deep into a systems engineering career and pursuing an MBA at night when an instructor remarked that she had a flair for writing and suggested that she submit to academic journals. But Stephanie, a voracious reader, was only interested in writing fiction–more specifically, romantic fiction. Upon completing her master’s degree and with no formal training in writing (her undergraduate degree is in computer programming), she started writing a romance novel in her spare time. Two years later in 1995 she sold her first manuscript, a romantic comedy, to Harlequin Books. In 1997, with ten sales under her belt to two publishers, Stephanie left her corporate job to write fiction full-time. She went on to write romance and mystery novels for Random House, St. Martin’s Press, and HarperCollins. In 2011, Stephanie launched a self-publishing business. Since that time, she has sold more than 1 million copies of her own books. To-date, Stephanie has published over 70 novels and has over 6 million copies of her work in worldwide distribution in numerous languages and formats.
At a 2012 Amazon press conference, founder and CEO Jeff Bezos introduces a new Kindle with bestselling Kindle titles on the screen behind him. Stephanie’s book OUR HUSBAND was the best-selling self-published Kindle book of 2012, ranking 29th on the overall best-selling Kindle books list for the year (1-28 were Kindle books released by major publishers).
See Stephanie’s appearance on CBS Sunday Morning in an interview with Rita Braver on “The Rise of Self-Publishing.” Stephanie’s portion runs from 1:23 to 3:23.
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Industry professionals may contact Stephanie about a project at firstname.lastname@example.org
Romance Industry Statistics
Did you know that one out of every two paperback fiction novels sold in the U.S. is a romance novel? A full 50 percent–which means the other 50 percent accounts for horror, mysteries, science fiction, legal thrillers, etc. combined!
Click here for other eye-opening statistics on the romance industry from Romance Writers of America (RWA).