As more self-publishers enter the market, they are competing with traditional publishers for blogger and social media coverage. Which means they are looking for bigger, better ways to get reviews and positive buzz. And apparently that is translating into pressure on some bloggers and readers who accept review copies, and who ... more >
In 1970 George Akerlof (Nobel Prize winner in Economics 2001) wrote a scholarly article called “The Market for Lemons: Quality Uncertainty and the Market Mechanism.” In true academic fashion, the article was deemed trivial by the top journals and he finally landed it in a highly-ranked but not flagship publication. ... more >
Sorry for the lack of poll changes last week. I got busy and then I couldn’t think of any decent poll question. Seth Godin surmises that the era of the Professional Reviewer is over and that the citizen review is now the most influential. The question for romance readers, whose ... more >
In which Jennie and Janine discuss Lydia Joyce’s newest historical romance, Wicked Intentions. Jennie: I have read all five of Lydia Joyce’s previous books; my grades for them have ranged from B+ to C-. This range sort of encapsulates my experience with her work none of her books has been ... more >
Dear Ms. Harris, I have been a fan of yours since reading your first book, Night in Eden, written under the name Candice Proctor. Though the other romances written under the Proctor name never quite equaled that first book, I have continued to enjoy your writing both under that name ... more >
Some people see a need for an aggregate review site for all books, particularly digital and POD titles. While this would be a great service to a reader, the question is who would edit and maintain such a site and how would the contributors be compensated?