Monday, March 1, 2010

Blathering On At Other Places

Now that Romancing The Blog is on (possibly permanent) hiatus, the fine folks behind Access Romance's Readers Gab blog have asked me to join their ranks. Since I tried my best to make my RtB columns reader oriented, joining the Gabbers seemed like a really good fit, and honestly it's a chance for me to keep my blogging skills fine-tuned.

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.

Also, did you know that every Sunday the peeps behind Access Romance draw a winner from random commenters at Readers Gab? The lucky winner receives a free box of books! And it's open to international folks! So what the heck are you waiting for? Go on over and comment!


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.


michellewillingham said...

How do we get a copy of Romance Sells? Check with our local librarian? :)

Wendy said...

Or your romance friendly bookseller :)

Lyndee said...

Hey, that's Lyndee on that book!

Wendy said...

OMG - you're right! That's the same graphic as your avatar Lyndee! And I totally can't take credit for it since I swiped it from my image hosting site :)

michellewillingham said...


Wendy said...

Michelle: RWA has posted the articles on their web site in the past - not sure if they'll do that with mine though :)

Oooh, also you can sign up to be on the mailing list. Romance Sells comes out quarterly. Not sure if there is a "cost" involved - but since you're an RWA member, I'm guessing not. I'll post the link below: