Category Archives: Publishing

Harlequin KISS imprint launch – Interview and Giveaway!

Just this month, Harlequin officially launched their new KISS line of books promising readers modern stories that are fresh and fun. Sometimes when I read contemporary romance, the characters seem very old-fashioned so I was curious to see what I … Continue reading

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There’s a New Digital Imprint in Town – Interview with Kate Cuthbert

Recently I was glad to get a chance to catch up a little with Kate Cuthbert, one of our AAR alums who went on to work in the publishing world and is now managing editor of Harlequin Australia’s new digital-first … Continue reading

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Cheap EBooks: Bane, Boon, or Bust for Readers?

If you follow eBook news, you know it’s often all about pricing. From complaints about high prices and allegations of collusion on prices to concerns about cheap eBooks, customers are always keeping their eye on the price. It’s annoying to … Continue reading

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Publishing News: Avon Social Reader

Avon released the following announcement Tuesday concerning their new social reader app: The Avon Social Reader New App integrates with Facebook to allow advance excerpts, sharing, and DRM-free purchasing New York, NY – October 16, 2012 –Around the world, women … Continue reading

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News and Musings

Sometimes, instead of one long blog post, I find myself with lots of smaller things I want to share. Today is one of those days. – Earlier this week, I read an interesting piece in Forbes comparing Harlequin with Harvard … Continue reading

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Fall Non-Romance Preview

Yeah, I read non-romance.  Not much, but I do.  That being said, with romance reading and review books, plus grad school coursework, I have to be really choosy with what I read.  At the same time, I’m determined to branch … Continue reading

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How Do We Define Romance?

How do we define romance? On a romance blog, one might as well ask what is life. It’s one of those broad, overarching topics susceptible to endless debate. We see authors offering endless variations from the most conventional to the … Continue reading

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E-Lending and the LendInk Brouhaha

The latest Internet scandal about piracy isn’t about piracy — it’s about misunderstanding what eBook lending is all about. What happened proved that social media can be a powerful force, but those powers aren’t always used in the right way. … Continue reading

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So, Have You Read Any RITA Winners?

The 2012 RITA winners were officially announced on the last full evening at the RWA convention, on July 28, 2012. Many of us like to compare the winners to what we have already read and AAR reviewers are no exception. … Continue reading

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RWA 2012 Wrap Up

RWA 2012 was my fifth conference; I’ve been to the last three in a row, and before that was at Reno in 2005 and Denver in 2002. With that many under my belt I am learning that each conference has … Continue reading

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