Romance, Historical, Contemporary, Paranormal, Young Adult, Book reviews, industry news, and commentary from a reader's point of view

About Robin Reader

http://dearauthor.com/author/janet/

isn't sure if she's an average Romance reader, or even an average reader, but a reader she is, enjoying everything from literary fiction to philosophy to history to poetry. Historical Romance was her first love within the genre, but she's fickle and easily seduced by the promise of a good read. She approaches every book with the same hope: that she will be filled from the inside out with something awesome that she didnʼt know, didnʼt think about, or didnʼt feel until that moment. And she's always looking for the next mind-blowing read, so feel free to share any suggestions!

Posts by Robin Reader:

Friday News: Controversial new Spider Woman cover, Canadian copyright’s unintended consequences, Arab Noir fiction, and Gretna Green’s marriage business

Friday News: Controversial new Spider Woman cover, Canadian copyright’s unintended consequences,...

New Spider-Woman comic cover condemned for ‘blatant sexualisation’ – An interesting illustration of the disconnect between the diversification of the comic reader and those still producing them (and a good companion piece to the diversity in publishing story from yesterday)…. more

Thursday News: Diversity in publishing, Litrate wants to take on Goodreads, Teju Cole on James Baldwin, and 86-year-old debut Romance novelist

Thursday News: Diversity in publishing, Litrate wants to take on Goodreads,...

To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence – A thought-provoking post about how much change needs to come to publishing in order to truly diversify both the industry and the literary voices that are brought to the… more

Wednesday News: Samsung Nook releases, broad anti-piracy injunction, Kensington to sell trade paperbacks via BAM, and Colombian student faces jail for copyright infringement

Wednesday News: Samsung Nook releases, broad anti-piracy injunction, Kensington to sell...

Exclusive: New Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook to be in Stores Wednesday, Will Cost $179 – Nate Hoffelder compares the new Samsung Nook Tablet — releasing today! — to other tablets and e-readers on the market. For the sake of… more

Monday News: German authors v. Amazon, retailers v. Apple, Apple shareholders v. Apple, and Downton Abbey v. plastic water bottles

Monday News: German authors v. Amazon, retailers v. Apple, Apple shareholders...

German Authors Join Protest Over Amazon’s Tactics in E-Book Dispute – With over 1,000 author signatures, a German petition is drawing more attention to the situation between Amazon and Bonnier, claiming, among other things, that Amazon is tailoring recommended reads… more

Tuesday News: Harper Collins funds booksellers, Tor for higher ed, Apple’s education, and Penguin gets wiggy

Tuesday News: Harper Collins funds booksellers, Tor for higher ed, Apple’s...

Harper Has New Indie Marketing Fund – As of July 1st, retailers may receive money based on their sales of Harper Collins books for the previous year, with which they can “promote creative merchandising” of Harper Collins books. It’s an… more

Thursday News: Austrian law student sues Facebook, Romance novels and “fisting,” interview with OkCupid’s Christian Rudder, and a “pro-gun” children’s book

Thursday News: Austrian law student sues Facebook, Romance novels and “fisting,”...

More than 20,000 people are now suing Facebook in Europe over privacy – Austrian law student Max Schrems claims that he has gotten 20,000 people from 100 countries to join his lawsuit against Facebook for a variety of privacy violations…. more