One of the cool databases I have access to here at work is Books In Print. I recently set it up so they'll "alert" me by e-mail whenever new "historical romance" titles are added to their database. I got a huge e-mail this morning, and waded through the muck to come up with a decent size list of upcoming titles from April 2008 - December 2008. Naturally not all of the titles have been posted yet, and the list is pretty heavy on Harlequin and Avon. But still, it's kinda cool to look into the future.
For kicks and giggles I thought, why not share it with you all? So I started a really fugly Yahoo Blog (and you all think Blogger is bad?!) and posted the information there. I'm just warning you again, it ain't pretty. Also the information here is pretty basic: author, title, price, ISBN and publisher. If you all want plot descriptions you're on your own.
Disclaimer: This is not a complete list of titles and publication dates (as we are all too well aware) are subject to change. Also, I don't see myself doing this for every sub genre. My first love is historicals, so that's why it's winner, winner chicken dinner.
Consider this an experiment. It's no skin of my nose to post updates as I have them, but I'm thinking the page will continue to look half-assed for all eternity. I just can't be bothered, unless I decide to move the thing to WordPress or Blogger and "make it look purdy." Which heck, I probably won't. I'm well aware of my own shortcomings and laziness.
I think my Books In Print notification is set-up for every 30 days, so updates won't be frequent, but hey - as crappy as this blog is, there is an RSS feed for it. Happy days! So if you'd like to take a gander, here you go. But don't say I didn't warn you about the fugliness.