I worked in a prison library during my first year out of University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (GSLIS). Couldn't keep enough of these titles on the shelves, and a local newsstand, which provided a generous discount, kept the library well stocked.
In retrospect, it's amazing that I was given so much collection development leeway.
As Seen on TV: Novelizations Sustain Fans and Gain Respect. (The New York Times, 1/4/2015)
A "ballpark" summation of the so-called men's action-adventure genre.
Some 200 pages of gun battles, fistfights and mayhem follow.
Online headline: Popular TV Series and Movies Maintain Relevance as Novels