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:

Wednesday News: WisCon fails women, Michelle Phan sued for infringement, North Carolina Poet Laureate resigns, and cute coverage of New Zealand Romance Writers conference

Wednesday News: WisCon fails women, Michelle Phan sued for infringement, North...

WisCon’s flaky response to harassment incident sparks Internet uproar – You may have read about the sexual harassment allegations against former Tor editor Jim Frenkel last year on John Scalzi’s blog. Despite the widespread attention the allegations got, Frenkel was… more

Tuesday News: 2014 publishing mergers, Tom Kabinet survives first ruling, iWatch speculation heats up, and everything you didn’t want to know about codpieces

Tuesday News: 2014 publishing mergers, Tom Kabinet survives first ruling, iWatch...

Publishers’ Acquisition Activity Picks Up – An interesting piece from Publishers Weekly that lists the acquisitions and mergers publishers have taken between January and June 2014. According to the article, the last time this much publishing activity took place was… more

Thursday News: Apple settlement details revealed, Amazon’s “Kindle Unlimited,” online media & reader attention, and book cover quiz

Thursday News: Apple settlement details revealed, Amazon’s “Kindle Unlimited,” online media...

Apple in $400m settlement over e-book price fixing – It seems that it’s either feast or famine in the news arena, and this week it’s feast, so I’ve had to pick and choose which stories to highlight today. First up,… more

Tuesday News: Pinkmeth lawsuit, Nadine Gordimer dies, Worldreader brings Kindles to Ghana, and fascinating article on Virginia Woolf and privacy of self

Tuesday News: Pinkmeth lawsuit, Nadine Gordimer dies, Worldreader brings Kindles to...

Tor Project sued for $1 million in revenge porn case – Pinkmeth, a particularly horrible revenge porn site is being sued, and for a while, TOR was being sued right along with it. Although the action against TOR was quickly… more

Friday News: Authors Guild backs Hachette, Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest, Harper Collins tries direct-to-consumer sales, and Jenny Trout exposes bias against body fat

Friday News: Authors Guild backs Hachette, Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest, Harper...

Authors Guild Weighs In on Amazon-Hachette Dispute – I know you’ve been waiting for this; the Authors Guild’s Richard Russo wrote a letter to its members, essentially backing Hachette in the current game of publishing chicken. I don’t think this… more

Thursday News: Pixar & Lucasfilm started wage-fixing cartel, Apple tells on Google, profits down at Samsung, and bookstore shelving

Thursday News: Pixar & Lucasfilm started wage-fixing cartel, Apple tells on...

REVEALED: Court docs show role of Pixar and Dreamworks Animation in Silicon Valley wage-fixing cartel – Remember the revelations of artificial wage suppression by Google and Apple? Well, that, it turns out, was just the beginning of the conspiracy, and… more

Tuesday News: Retail in the online marketplace, Omnific + Gallery Books = ?, that odd Amazon self-publishing petition, and 10 useful facts about the penis

Tuesday News: Retail in the online marketplace, Omnific + Gallery Books...

Gap’s former social chief: Retail has shiny-new-object syndrome – An interesting little Q&A with Rachel Tipograph, who used to be the Gap’s digital and social media director, on how retailers are managing the online marketplace. While the focus here is… more

Monday News: YouTube targets slow ISPs, Scarlett Johansson wins limited judgment, “considering” books for review, and new DA submission forms

Monday News: YouTube targets slow ISPs, Scarlett Johansson wins limited judgment,...

YouTube, following Netflix, is now publicly shaming internet providers for slow video – This is pretty interesting. YouTube, which is owned by Google, is posting these messages on videos that have streaming issues due to insufficient ISP speeds. Netflix had… more

Friday News: Google’s ‘right to be forgotten,’ Amazon v. the FTC, the death of the novel (again, still), and the NSFW asymmetric man thong

Friday News: Google’s ‘right to be forgotten,’ Amazon v. the FTC,...

For Google, the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Is an Unforgettable Fiasco – An interesting — and troubling — piece on the European Union’s “right to be forgotten” ruling that contemplates the absolute mess this decision may have on the world’s… more