Sales for historicals are still flat.(So if you are a fan and want this to reignite, go out and buy more books. Editors, however, are asking for historicals—as long as they are sexy).
The above sentence is a quote from Kristin's blog. She got it from the people at Borders.
For me, whenever I go to B&N (we don't have a Borders nearby), I can never find anything in the, rather limited, historical section that looks appealing. Kind of a chicken and egg thing, I suppose. It makes me wonder, are sales flat because of a lack of good historicals, or is there only a small showing of historicals because stores aren't buying enough of them?