This article is from the misc.writing Recommended Reading List FAQ, by Terry L Jeffress email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Falk, Kathryn. "How to Write a Romance and Get It Published."
Revised ed. New American Library, 1990. ISBN 0-451-16531-4,
Several writers in my workshop like it; others hate it. My
assessment is that it contains some useful information, some
marginal generalizations, and some downright stupid advice.
(My favorite: "You cannot be a successful romance novelist
unless you wear silky underwear.") On the whole, this is a
worthwhile book to have/read if you're interested in selling a
romance novel, if only because of the extensive descriptions
of the various formul of the various formulas in romance
Paludan, Eve. "The Romance Writer's Pink Pages: The Insider's
Guide to Getting Your Romance Novel Published." Prima
Publishers, 1996. ISBN 0-761501-68-1, trade paperback. Out of
A directory of romance publishers and agents who handle
Pianka, Phyllis Taylor. "How to Write Romances." Revised and
updated ed. Writer's Digest Books, 1989. ISBN 0-89879-324-6,
hardcover, 192 pp., $14.99.
If memory serves me correctly, this includes a sample synopsis
that the author used to sell one of her books.