My first post is up today, and I'm ruminating on the subject of whether or not erotic romance is still it's own separate sub genre.
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Every quarter the Romance Writers of America put out a promotional booklet called Romance Sells. Basically it's a big ol' booklet of promo, featuring upcoming release information in a variety of romance sub genres. Mostly it gets sent out to booksellers and librarians. I'm a bit of a promo junkie, so I always look forward to getting my copy and flipping through it.
Well, they also publish the occasional article, and the Spring 2010 issue finds one written by yours truly. All A-Twitter is about...well...Twitter, and how librarians, authors, readers, reviewers and publishers are using it. Yes, Twitter is the mother of all time sucks, but believe it or not - I find it a useful tool for my day job. No joke. So for those of you who receive Romance Sells, look for my article on page 3 of the Spring 2010 issue. For the rest of you? I signed away my life (OK, I exaggerate) to have RWA print the article, so I'm not sure I can duplicate it here. But if it ends up getting posted on their web site at a later date, I'll let you now. Because I just know you're all dying to read about collection development and Twitter. Heh.