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The RT Reader Survey Is Now Open!

BY , OCTOBER 19, 2010 | PERMALINK

With the women’s fiction market expanding and changing rapidly, it is time for us to get a fresh take on what you’re reading, how much you read and how much you spend on books. This survey will help us plan future articles in RT and can also help shape the future of women’s fiction. 

Please take a minute to fill out this survey by clicking on the appropriate “RT Survey” below. Your name and contact information are not required; however, anyone who includes their e-mail address when they fill out the survey will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a lifetime subscription to RT BOOK REVIEWS. Please only fill out the survey once.

Be sure to include your comments, concerns, insights or pet peeves about books and the industry in the space provided on the survey or in the comments at the bottom of this post. The survey will run until December 31, 2010.

If you currently subscribe to RT BOOK REVIEWS, please fill out this RT Survey >>

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On The Bookshelves Tuesday 10/19/2010

BY , OCTOBER 19, 2010 | PERMALINK

Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.


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Sex and the Young Adult Heroine

BY , OCTOBER 19, 2010 | PERMALINK

YA Author Andrea Cremer confronts the double standards held for teens of different genders with her new paranormal novel, Nightshade

Sexuality is a hot (no pun intended) topic in the world of YA and if sexual or suggestive content appears in your YA novel it will be a point of discussion and possibly controversy. How sexy is too sexy for YA, do the rules change if the book is a "crossover" novel? Where is the line? Should there be a line at all when it comes to sex in young adult literature?


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Belva Plain 1915 - 2010

BY , OCTOBER 18, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Belva Plain died last week, she was 95. Plain, who wrote for many years, first became a published novelist in 1976 with the release of her beloved saga Evergreen. The book hit The New York Times bestseller list, where it remained for almost a full year. People were so taken with the story of the Jewish-American immigrant girl from Poland at the turn-of-the-20th century and her family, that Plain wrote several sequels and NBC turned the book into a miniseries in the 1980s.

But that was by no means her only book. Plain got started writing short stories for magazines, but then turned her attention to raising her family. When her children grew older, she began writing novel-length fiction. She wrote more than 20 novels, including bestsellers Tapestry, Harvest and Random Winds. Some 30 million copies of her books are in print worldwide, according to her publisher Random House.

Plain lived in Short Hills, N.J. Her husband, Irving Plain, died more than 25 years ago. She is survived by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


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Ask Susan Elizabeth Phillips!

BY , OCTOBER 18, 2010 | PERMALINK

The January issue of RT will include an interview with Susan Elizabeth Phillips and she's taking your questions! What have you always wanted to know about this contemporary romance writing powerhouse and her books? What do you want to know about Teddy's book, Call Me Irresistible? What do you want to know about her writing style?

Post your questions below and we'll get them answered in the upcoming issue of RT!


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RT Reader Survey

BY , OCTOBER 18, 2010 | PERMALINK

Dear Readers,

Thanks so much for your support! We expect to have the 2010 RT Reader Survey up and running later this week. Please check back then and let us know your thoughts on RT, the publishing industry and more. We look forward to reading your comments and suggestions.

Best,
Faygie Levy
RT Executive Editor

BLOG UPDATE 10/19/2010: The RT Reader Survey is now available. Take The Survey >>


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Sink Your Teeth Into Paranormal Series!

BY Whitney Sullivan, OCTOBER 18, 2010 | PERMALINK

With Halloween right around the corner, there's nothing I like better than to sink my teeth into a great paranormal series and read through an entire multi-book arc. Here's a look at some of the paranormal series that are being continued this month:


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Updated Harlequin/Silhouette News

BY , OCTOBER 18, 2010 | PERMALINK

As reported earlier, Harlequin will be discontinuing the use of the "Silhouette" brand as of April and will be expanding the Harlequin line to include the Silhouette imprints: Desire, Romantic Suspense and Special Edition. The number of books released in each line will remain exactly the same, according to Randall Toye of Harlequin. The move is expected to help the three imprints benefit from the strength of the Harlequin brand and will not impact readers or the books they love.

Says Toye: "In the rapidly changing world of media and entertainment, publishing, too, is experiencing exciting new changes. To position ourselves for opportunities and growth in the future, we want to expand and celebrate our strength and diversity as the leading publisher of entertainment for women. Our current solid reputation in this arena and our strong identity continues to be the envy of many publishers. In the past 15 years, Harlequin has come to mean much more than series romance. We have expanded into mainstream fiction and romance, Christian fiction, African-American fiction, teen fiction and nonfiction. As we move toward the next 15 years, we hope that Harlequin will mean even more.


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UPDATED: Unconfirmed Reports Say Harlequin Is Disbanding Silhouette

BY , OCTOBER 18, 2010 | PERMALINK

The Internet is buzzing with speculation that Harlequin will be discontinuing its Silhouette imprint as of April 2011. Currently three book lines are printed under the Silhouette banner: Silhouette Desire, Silhouette Romantic Suspense and Silhouette Special Edition. According to unconfirmed reports, these lines will be folded into the Harlequin brand.

Also slated for a shakeup is the Steeple Hill brand. Reportedly the "Steeple Hill" banner will be discontinued, though the Love Inspired lines will continue on as simply Love Inspired.

RT will give you more details when we have them. Also, look for a full report in the January issue of RT!

BLOG UPDATE 10/18/2010: We heard from Harlequin and will be posting their official statement soon. In the meantime, this is what we've learned: In an effort to strengthen the Harlequin brand, all Silhouette lines will remain intact but will now be known by the new names of Harlequin Desire, Harlequin Romantic Suspense and Harlequin Special Edition. 


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WEEKLY WEB WRAP UP 10/15/2010

BY , OCTOBER 16, 2010 | PERMALINK

We know you may have been busy all week, Juggling Briefcase & Baby.

Here's what you missed on the RT website.

 

PARANORMAL MONTH:  

Find out which paranormal reads the RT Editors are currently enjoying. What Are They? >>


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