Tag Archives: Publishing

New York Publishing and 50 Shades

The astounding success of 50 Shades of Grey has a lot of folks bewildered.  Publishers included, quite clearly. While all of us stumble around trying to make sense of it, I was stumped when a reporter asked me recently why … Continue reading

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Books with Buzz: Connie Brockway Interview and Giveaway (Giveaway Closed)

We’ve been following Connie Brockway’s Adventures in Publishing for some months now and – ta da! – the wait is almost over.  One week from today The Other Guy’s Bride, her eBook of the sequel to As You Desire will … Continue reading

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Big Changes in the EBook Market

It is no secret that I am a big eReader fan. I’ve talked about it here and here. And from the very beginning I have been a loyal customer of Amazon. With the introduction of the Kindle, I knew I … Continue reading

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Readers Love eBooks. Too Bad Publishers Still Don’t Get It.

In case you missed it, in February sales of eBooks were up an astonishing 202% from the same month just a year before. To make the news even more impressive, for the first time eBooks exceeded sales of all other … Continue reading

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Author Calls for Dorchester Boycott

Dorchester Publishing (publishers of LoveSpell and Leisure Books) is in the news again months after it announced it was no longer publishing mass market paperbacks. The news has gotten even worse for authors and readers. When we last talked about … Continue reading

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Publishers’ Websites – Better Than Ever

After seeing LinnieGayl’s piece on author websites, I started thinking not just about author’s sites, but about publisher’s websites as well. I’ve been reading romance off and on since I was in middle school, but I didn’t start following it … Continue reading

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Observations From My First RWA

My first trip to the RWA conference felt like complete sensory overload, but in a good way. We kept the live coverage going over at AAR last week, but today I’m finally having a chance to catch my breath, and … Continue reading

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Hey, Did You Know We’re All Irrelevant?

That’s right. Avon Books still believes that those of us out there writing internet reviews and reading them before we buy books don’t make a difference in the sales numbers. I was a little startled when I first saw this … Continue reading

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Not Everything Erotic is Romantic

As many of you know, I moderate AAR’s romance discussion list, AARlist2. In the past, I’ve discussed on the forums about how some authors have abused AARlist2 as a promotion tool. Well, it happened again. Recently, a member posted a … Continue reading

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