There was much discussion this past week about critiquing and policing in online communities. Robin’s post last week kicked off a lively discussion in the comments and on Twitter, and I started to see examples of the tension she highlighted… more
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Romance and the Problems with “By Women, For Women, About Women” – Reader Lynn sent me this article and my response was “Wow, I don’t know what to think of this article.” And I don’t. The author of this piece… more
There have been a number of discussions recently in Romance around the question of whether the genre has become excessive in its portrayal of sex, violence, and sexual violence, especially in the work of authors like EL James, Kristen Ashley,… more
Study: Read Romance, Be Sensitive – Are readers drawn to romance because they are more sensitive people or does reading romances make you better at reading emotions? I’m reading The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion about a man who makes… more
Law Firm Admits Leaking Rowling’s Alter Ego – Lay down your anti publisher, conspiracy theory pitchforks. It was the lawyer in the boardroom with the pen. “But law firm Russells said Thursday that one of its partners, Chris Gossage, had… more
NAA’s New Revenue Report: Been Down So Long Looks Like Up to Publishers – This report on news consumption is pretty interesting although not exactly fiction book publishing related. Pay walls are becoming increasingly more popular because they are profitable…. more