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Best Romance Quotes Evuh?

Fred Shapiro is the editor of The Yale Book of Quotations and he is seeking famous quotes from romance fiction. Let’s help. Dr. Shapiro’s email: fred dot shapiro at yale dot edu

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Harlequin Romance Profits Down

Is it piling on to say that maybe time spent with a focus group on what romance readers really want may reverse this downward trend? Harlequin’s revenues were down $3.2 million in the first quarter excluding the impact of foreign… more

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Avon to launch Inspirational Line

Avon Inspire will launch in May 2007 headed by Elizabeth Bevarly. Okay, just made that last bit up. The launch books include Tracey Bateman’s, Defiant Heart and Linda Windsor’s, Wedding Bell Blues. Harper SanFrancisco editor Cynthia DiTiberio will acquire and… more

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Nicholas Sparks on Love Stories v. Romances

Love stories are basically modern retellings of Greek tragedies. Thatà¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚ ¬Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚ ¢s what a love story is, and so it has these Homeric roots. Romance novels have a much shorter literary history. They have their roots in Grimmà¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚ ¬Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚ ¢s fairytales à¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚ ¬” which is… more