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A Tribute to Linnea Sinclair and Sci-Fi Romance

Once a year, I pick up Linnea Sinclair’s Finders Keepers and devour it. It’s the first science fiction romance I ever read, and what an eye-opener it was! SF-wise, I come from Star Wars and Star…

Bad Economic News Extends to the Inspirational Market

The bad economic news that we’ve been hearing seems to be extending into the inspirational sector of the market as well. Publisher Thomas Nelson has announced that it is laying off 55 of its staff –…

Last of the Mohicans and Colonial Romance

A few weekends ago I was inspired to pull out the DVD of a movie that I love and watch often – Michael Mann’s 1992 version of The Last of the Mohicans. Though it barely resembles…

Amazon and Barnes and Noble Online Pricing: What’s Up With That?

If you haven’t heard by now, there was much outrage in Romanceland in the days before and during the Thanksgiving Day weekend. The issue? The Kindle price for Eloisa James’ When the Duke Returns was reported…

Eagerly Awaiting for January

AAR staff once again got a sneak peek at the romances on sale for January 2009.  This is what we are really looking forward to reading.  What about you? Title and Author Reviewer Marrying the Captain…

More on the Publisher Situation

While the Washington Post and Publishers Weekly have both reported this week on Harcourt Houghton Mifflin’s decision to freeze acquisitions, there seems to be news of a somewhat more optimistic kind unfolding in other sectors of…

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Freezes Acquisitions

From the Washington Post this morning and as reported Monday on the Publishers Weekly Web site, the publisher has told its editors to stop acquiring books. Several sources site this move as the first time a…

Hard Times

It seems that everywhere you go, all anyone is talking about is the economy and how bleak the forecast is.  I can’t speak for other people, but it doesn’t help my anxiety level any to hear…

Kindle: Oh, I Believe!

    It all started as a result of getting regularly dissed by my local Borders.  Let me count the ways:  Their complete lack of interest in shelving romance anywhere even remotely close to the lay…