Category Archives: Publishing

New Opportunities for Aspiring Writers – and Other News From Around the Web

 ** I’d noticed recently that Avon redesigned its website, and it has also now announced the launch of Share Your Book, a place for aspiring writers to post writing samples and receive feedback from readers, editors, and other authors. It … Continue reading

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Grand Central Publishing to Publish More Romance!

That’s right! I got a press release from Grand Central today announcing that it will be expanding the Forever imprint. After reading what Anne had to say below about the pending Penguin and Random House merger, I had wondered whether … Continue reading

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Random Penguins, Part Deux

Last November, I blogged about the possible Random House and Penguin Books merger. Or rather, the merger between German conglomerate Bertelsmann (the owner of Random House) and the parent company of Penguin (the British company Pearson). At the time, the … Continue reading

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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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