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Borders and St Martin’s Press Helping Us Save the Contemporary

1995Look! Sarah and I try to chew gum and walk at the same time. Not as easy as the Commander in Chief implies. We’ve got the DABWAHA going full steam (don’t forget to vote) and in a week we’ll be launching the next selection in our Save the Contemporary campaign. Lisa Kleypas’ third contemporary, Smooth Talking Stranger, is slated to be released on March 31, 2009. Yes, it is a hardcover and the economic times are tough but if you can borrow a copy, we think that the charming romance between advice columnist Elle Varner, her sister’s infant, and one very hot Jack Travis will be worth the effort.

Or you can try to win one of the twenty copies that St. Martin’s is offering as a giveaway. Or if you want a copy of your own (and we think you will) you can use the 30% off coupon for the online Borders store. If you live near a Borders, you can have the book delivered to the store for no shipping expense.

Don’t miss Borders new media feature for romances: TRUE ROMANCE. Borders has also put online its popular “shopping list” of books divided by topic with release date. I loved seeing these in the store and am excited to see them online.

Stay tuned for more details on the campaign and how you can win 20 books from St. Martin’s backlist catalog. I know! 20 books. We were shocked and amazed at SMP’s generosity too.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Caffey
    Mar 19, 2009 @ 20:49:17

    I love Borders! They often have that buy 3 get one free or buy 4 get one free, especially with the romance paperbacks. And too have a great list of romances there. I was at Publisher’s Weekly blog and they mention about Barnes and Nobels having lost sales but I never see coupons for them, as I do every week with Borders. I’m looking forward to more chatting with you on the contemps! Thanks for the links! I love reading romances, and every genre they have just about, and always looking for a new contemp and authors

  2. azteclady
    Mar 19, 2009 @ 21:44:23

    I am sure I’ve missed something but… where is St Martin offering those pretty, shiny free copies at?

    (Yes, I’m a cheap date, I’m all about the free pretty shiny things)

  3. Sabby
    Mar 20, 2009 @ 03:53:27

    I love my borders! I hope they can stay afloat!

    Thanks for the heads up on the new True Romance thing

  4. KristieJ
    Mar 20, 2009 @ 05:35:01

    *sigh* I wish you had a connection with Chapters.

  5. Danielle
    Mar 20, 2009 @ 05:50:50

    I do love Borders and their weekly coupons.

  6. Pat Lieberman
    Mar 20, 2009 @ 11:23:22

    I love Borders; they are right down the street from me and I love their cpn offers. I saved almost $50 since Christmas using them – really stretched my gift certifs.

  7. Caro
    Mar 20, 2009 @ 12:01:33

    Love Borders — not only do I love the coupons, but the cafe at my local store is very writer-friendly so I spend most of my Friday evenings there. (Not tonight, ironically; the combo of no coupon, the cafe taken over by the Educators Appreciation Event much of the evening, followed by activities for the release of the Twilight DVD has caused me to opt for a quiet evening at home.)

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