As part of Nielsen’s inaugural Romance Book Summit at the Romance Writers of America conference, a panel of publishers talks about globalization, sales, and diversity challenges. Read More
History and Historicals: At 75, HarperCollins' Avon Books Romances the Readers
For 44 of its 75 years, Avon Books has been producing romance. Today a HarperCollins imprint, Avon Romance features Avon Impulse. Read More
'Growing pains': Scribd's romance 'purge'
Mark Coker: Smashwords’ Scribd sales may ‘drop at least 50 percent’ Coming in the context of Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Select’s controversial new per-page paymentsin its Kindle Unlimited (KU) and Kindle Owners Lending Library (KOLL) services, the news from Scribd may not raise independent authors’ spirits. One key platform c.e.o., Smashwords’ Mark Coker, refers to it as a… Read More
May The Best SELF-e Win: Library Journal Ups The Ante
‘Judged Purely On Whether We Are Worth Reading’ As the word spreads about independent authors’ new avenue into the nation’s libraries, the organization behind SELF-e,Library Journal, is launching a contest, kicking off today (11 May) and with a final deadline of 31 August at midnight Eastern time for submissions. Ebook authors in four genres — romance,… Read More
Diversion Books Launches EverAfter App
Is The Romance Market Really Bottomless? An innovative independent publisher in New York City, Diversion Books has announced a new venture: EverAfter is described in its inaugural press release as “the first bookstore experience exclusively dedicated to romance ebooks,” offering “in-app purchase.” The consumer copy on the app’s landing page puts across its information in this customer-facing language: Always… Read More
Getting Past The ‘Bookstore Barrier': Freethy And Ingram Go Into Print
‘Without Giving Up Digital Rights To One Of The Big Five’ The best-of-the-bestselling Amazon Kindle Million Club independent authors today is announcing a partnership with one of the recognized giants in book distribution: Ingram is providing a full-service sales and publishing team that will also be instrumental in selling, printing and distributing the books worldwide as… Read More
You Tell Me: Why IS Romance Reviled?
So What Is It? Chopped Liver? Romance novels continue to be the most disdained of all genres. Often not just disdained or dismissed, but reviled with an unbridled hatred that oozes and splutters. Why is that? Serious question. Always among the more articulate author-contributors toWriter Unboxed, Barbara O’Neal took a brave step recently in writing The Perplexing Problem… Read More