more cat pictures That was the end of Grogan… the man who killed my father, raped and murdered my sister, burned my ranch, shot my dog, and stole my Bible! If you’ve ever seen "Romancing the Stone," you’ll recognize this… more
Random House employed Zogby International to do a survey of over 8000 readers. Only 15% of the readership seems interested in ebooks which is good for the brick and mortar retailers. Other interesting tidbits: Most readers buy by the cover… more
The first ever Australian Romance Reading Convention is being planned right now. Don’t miss out and please, if you go, come back and report the deliciousness of getting together with other readers and celebrating our favorite genre. Thanks Diamondlil!
moar funny pictures From Jane: One reason that romance books comprise such a large portion of the book retail business is because of genre loyalty. Romance readers return to the genre because it gives a specific emotional experience at the… more
A week ago I pounded out an article that I was going to offer up as my guest blog post for the Love of Reading Book Fair. It was all about how tension between print reviewers and bloggers is unnecessary… more
Special Monday Rant: Recently an author emailed me saying that there was some low level chatter about buying blog comments. Essentially you could pay blog commenters to go around and recommend your books. I scoffed at this because it just… more
The Novel of Formation The novel of the same title by Charles Dickens is a bildungsroman, a novel of formation following a protagonist from childhood to maturity. In some cases, it might loosely be described as a coming of age… more
Judith McNaught’s League City, Texas home sold for $3.5M this month. She’s moving to Dallas to be closer to family. See, authors, what 10 NYT Bestsellers can do for you? Do any of you remember in the late 80s, early… more
Dorchester Publishing, publisher of the upcoming exciting (to me at least), Shomi line, is asking for Reader’s opinions. It is clear from the comments here on the blog and at the Celebrate Romance event, that readers want the publishers to… more
A group of fantasy loving readers started Twisted Kingdom to review books in the fantasy, science fiction and paranormal genres. Thursday, TK will see a relaunch with a whole new look. Readers who are looking for a heads up on… more
Today is Tuesday, but a relatively unimportant Tuesday. It’s the middle of the month Tuesday where readers, full of gluttonous spending a couple of weeks ago look around bewildered at the bedside table, nearly buckling under the weight of books… more
Seems pretty miniscule but Yahoo only accounts for 3% of the referrals. The Market Sentinel points to the increasing voice of the consumer via the consumer’s ability to rebrand products. Via Market Sentinel.
First off, here’s my ebook tip of the day: Penguin hates ebook readers. Still no sign of Nora Roberts’ Valley of Silence. Last Monday, I blogged about a seemingly innocuous topic: websites and my opinion that all authors should have… more
In a comment over at Alison Kent’s blog, Julie Leto posted something that surprised me: In my mind, writing reviews like this one (not a bad review–a TRASH review) is the same as going to Walmart and standing in front… more