Wendy Wax ARC Giveaway – Monday, June 4 is the last day to enter Wendy Wax’s giveaway for one of three advance reader copies of her upcoming OCEAN BEACH, to be sent to the winners prior to the June 26th on sale date. Best of luck to all!! Just go to http://www.writerspace.com/contests/ and scroll down to Wendy’s name. My inbox
Small Towns, Big Sales: Focus on Romance 2012 – “Many publishers are complementing printed books and managing risk with digital imprints. Pocket Books has relaunched Pocket Star as a digital-only imprint; Kensington will launch eKensington in July; Avon’s Avon Impulse just celebrated its first birthday; and Harlequin has seen success with Carina. They’re drawing on strategies that have worked well over the past several years for houses such as Samhain and Ellora’s Cave. “What all of us have our eye on now is the dramatic growth of the e-book market,” says Lauren McKenna, editorial director of Pocket Star. “One of the best things about our dedicated e-book imprint is the opportunity it gives us to acquire even more exciting and fresh new voices. We are more cautious with print.” EKensington will publish both new, original works and classic titles from Kensington’s backlist, says Laurie Parkin, Kensington’s vice president and publisher. In addition to romance, Kensington plans to publish women’s fiction, urban fantasy, thrillers, and mystery. ” Publishers Weekly It’s a big long article about Romance in 2012.
The Thrill of it All by Christie Ridgway * $2.99 * A | K | BN | S
The Forever Summer by Suzanne Macpherson * $1.99 * A | K | BN | S
An Unlikely Governess by Karen Ranney * $1.99 * A | K | BN | S
Nip, Tuck, Dead (Pauline Sokol) by Lori Avocato * $1.99 * A | K | BN | S
I Kissed an Earl: Pennyroyal Green Series by Julie Anne Long * $1.99 * A | K | BN | S
Murder on a Girls’ Night Out (Southern Sisters Mysteries) by Anne George * $1.99 * A | S
For Better or Hearse (An Annabelle Archer Mystery) by Laura Durham * $1.99 * A | K | K | BN | S
The Breakdown Lane by Jacquelyn Mitchard * $2.99 * A | K | BN | S
Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She 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.
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