Penny Jordan has passed away at the age of 65. She had been very ill with cancer. Jordan published over 188 books beginning with her first one in 1981, discovered from the slush pile at Mills & Boon. I’ve enjoyed many a Penny Jordan book. I wish her family well. Source: Harlequin
Publishing Trends says that 2012 will be the year of collaboration. The article actually highlights how POD is changing the inventory systems for the print component of publishing houses, particularly backlists or slow moving books.
Read in a Single Setting has a collage of YA covers which depict essentially the same thing: young girls in a pretty dress looking oppressed. I guess that is a step up from the romance novels where the girl is at the feet of a gigantic Fabio.
The Dukes are still on sale as are many of the Sourcebooks titles in this post. Kobo deals include $1 off using KOBODOLLAROFF promo code. Harlequin codes include SAVE5DOLLARS promo code for $5 off $15; SAVE10AFFO on print books; and 10% off ebook order at Carina with promo code CARINAEXTRATEN. Allromance is discounting Ellora’s Cave books. You purchase an EC book and ARE gives you 50% rebate. If you haven’t picked up Liberating Lacey by Anne Calhoun, this is a good time to try her out.
- The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter * 0.99 * A | BN | K | S | HQN | S * New deal
- Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley * 1.99 * A | BN | K | S | HQN | S * Daily deal
- Pricks and Pragmatism by J L Merrow * 0 * A | BN | K | S | HQN | S * Freebie from Samhain
- Thrill of It All by Christie Ridgeway * 2.99 * A | BN | K | S | HQN | S * Backlist republication
- Catriona by Jeanette Baker * 0.99 * A | BN | K | S | HQN | S * price reduction
- Wicked By Any Other Name by Linda Wisdom * 0.99 * A | BN | K | S | HQN | S * price reduction
- Wild Highland Magic by Kendra Castle * 0.99 * A | BN | K | S | HQN | S * price reduction
- Duke to Die For by Amelia Grey * 1.79 * A | BN | K | S | HQN | S * new from Sourcebooks, probably to participate in the “Dukes on Sale” promotion