Fred Shapiro is the editor of The Yale Book of Quotations and he is seeking famous quotes from romance fiction. Let’s help. Dr. Shapiro’s email: fred dot shapiro at yale dot edu
Is it piling on to say that maybe time spent with a focus group on what romance readers really want may reverse this downward trend? Harlequin’s revenues were down $3.2 million in the first quarter excluding the impact of foreign exchange.
Avon Inspire will launch in May 2007 headed by Elizabeth Bevarly. Okay, just made that last bit up. The launch books include Tracey Bateman’s, Defiant Heart and Linda Windsor’s, Wedding Bell Blues. Harper SanFrancisco editor Cynthia DiTiberio will acquire and edit the books. Source: RT Magazine.
Dear Ms. Hoyt: At first blush, this isn’t a book I would buy. The back cover blurb reads as follows: Widowed Anna Wren is having a wretched day. After an arrogant male on horseback nearly squashes her, she arrives home to learn that she is in dire financial straits. What ... more >
Dear Ms. Stuart, Genevieve Spenser finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time when she arrives on billionaire Harry Van Dorn’s yacht. Harry is not only rich but gorgeous and charming, and his sexiness has gotten People magazine’s stamp of approval. He is known for caring about working ... more >
Over at Running With Quills, Jayne Ann Krentz announced that she will be introducing a new series that is supposedly to bridge the gap between Krentz and Quick books. Her new series will be focused around the Arcane Society. This makes me sad as I liked the separate identities. I ... more >