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Tag Archives: Romance

Romance as Resistance in 2017

It used to be I’d read one romance novel a year for my feminist book club. We started this  as a way to cleanse our palates after a particularly harrowing read, and then became a fun February tradition, a way to ease back into our monthly meetings after having a holiday break to read our January selection. This year, after our yearly romance read, I wanted more. I started buying discounted romance ebooks, checking them out from the library, and scouring Goodreads for suggestions on what else to read. I […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/29-7/3

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. Apple lost the appeal for its ebook price fixing lawsuit. Scribd is adjusting its subscription catalog, in what the CEO is calling a “purge” of romance titles. It was discovered that Amazon’s new pay structure will pay self-published authors as little as $.006 per page read. In […]

Reading Together, Online: A BEA Panel Recap

One of my favorite panels at Book Expo America this year was Word of Mouth Gone Digital: Digital Communities of Readers. The moderator was Literary Agent Ginger Clark from Curtis Brown, Ltd, and the panelists were Ashleigh Gardner, Head of Content at Wattpad, Rachel Fershleiser, Literary Outreach Coordinator at Tumblr, Emily Hughes, Editor of Suvudu, and Heather Waters, Editor in Chief and founder of Heroes and Heartbreakers. The success of these sites tells one story that publishers and writers alike should heed: readers just want to find and connect with […]

Author Perspectives Podcast: Megan Mulry

In our revival of the Author Perspectives Podcast, join Lena Morris for an interview with USA Today-bestselling author Megan Mulry, whose book, If the Shoe Fits, came out on July 2nd.  Megan discusses the publishing profession from the author’s point of view: from the fine lines between Romance and Women’s Fiction in the evolving world of book publishing to the way ebooks and social media have changed the author’s role. As a relatively new author, she emphasized the importance of literary agents and the joy of feeling like she had a part in the process […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 4/22 – 4/26

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. **** The Senate moved forward with the Marketplace Fairness Act, a.k.a. the Tax Laws Apply to Online Retailers, Too Act. Canada has (very politely) approved the Random Penguin merger. Avon Romance joins the gang of romance publishers making it easier for aspiring […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 1/14-1/18

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more informed and connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. Romance just got real[ity]: who should host this week’s Bachelor challenge but Harlequin‘s design team, looking for their next cover girl. The National Book Critics Circle named its finalists for the 2012 Awards, which will be given on February […]