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: Another author goes self-pub; Yelp must unmask anonymous reviewers; the strange case of a $5m painting; paid books reviews redux; and the first US all-digital public library

Friday News: Another author goes self-pub; Yelp must unmask anonymous reviewers;...

GF Newman on self-publishing: ‘There are huge changes coming’ – Beyond the giddy optimism some traditionally published authors bring to self-publishing, I think it’s interesting to see how different authors approach the business of becoming their own publisher. GF Newman,… more

Monday News: Comic artistry, library stories, publisher acquisitions, the lack of professional reviewers, and a movie trailer mashup

Monday News: Comic artistry, library stories, publisher acquisitions, the lack of...

Comic Artist Yumi Sakugawa On Friend-Love, Identity And Art – Although not publishing news, per se, this is a really lovely interview with Yumi Sakugawa, whose work investigates, among other things, the kinds of relationships we have with people who… more

Friday News: More below-stairs books, 2014 publishing predictions, Goodreads at 25M members, artisan books, and iPad wins the holiday Twitter battle

Friday News: More below-stairs books, 2014 publishing predictions, Goodreads at 25M...

Interview: Lucy Lethbridge, Author Of ‘Servants’ – For those who found the article yesterday on below-stairs servants interesting, here is an interview with Lucy Lethbridge, whose new book looks to be interesting and informative. “I read a lot of butlers’… more

Thursday News: The Authors Guild’s appeal, Underrated movies, below-stairs stories, Alice in Wonderland redux, and Plus-Size Barbie

Thursday News: The Authors Guild’s appeal, Underrated movies, below-stairs stories, Alice...

Authors Guild Appeals Google Decision – The Authors Guild provided notice that it is appealing Judge Chin’s dismissal of the Guild’s suit against Google. They did not file a brief, but their notice was filed in the Second Circuit, where the Author’s… more

Anxieties of Influence

Anxieties of Influence

As some of you already know, I lost my mom several weeks ago – suddenly and unexpectedly – right around the time of my last opinion post at Dear Author, Isn’t It Romantic?. I’m not telling you this for sympathy… more