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276. An Interview With RWA President Elect HelenKay Dimon

This week, I have a long conversation with prior guest of the podcast and Romance Writers of America President-elect HelenKay Dimon, who is also the author of more than fifty romances. We talk about what exactly RWA is, and what it does, what it means to be on the board, and what it means to be President-Elect. Show More Summary

14 Habits Of Highly Successful Authors

I just returned from Romance Writers of America, which is a conference dedicated to all genres of romantic fiction. I love

Final Thoughts on the Perfect Genre | RWA 2017

A few final thoughts on the Romance Writers of America 2017 conference in Orlando, FL

A Special Day for Librarians | RWA 2017

A highlight of the annual Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference is Librarians Day, held this year on Saturday, July 29

The 2017 RITA Award Winners for Excellence in Romance

At a gala event, the Romance Writers of America bestowed the RITA Awards for the best in romance.

The RITA Award Finalists for the Best in Romance Are Here!

The Romance Writers in America name the finalists for the RITA Awards, one of the best-known awards given for excellence in romance writing.

The RITA Awards for the Best in Romance

Over the weekend, San Diego welcomed two thousand members of Romance Writers of America for their annual conference and awards ceremony. Here are the winners of the RITA Awards, one of the highest honors in romance publishing.

Where Romance Has the Advantage, Hands Down

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

A Minority-Run Industry Nielsen staged its inaugural Romance Book Summit yesterday (July 14) at the Romance Writers of America’s (RWA) conference in San Diego. We knew we’d see plenty of good statistical research and a lot of thoughtful, intelligent speakers. The program’s lead, Nielsen’s director of new business development Kristen McLean, over the years has become […]

Book-publishing's naughty secret

2 years agoArts : Prospero

IN 2013, the Romance Writers of America (RWA) estimated that sales of romantic novels amounted to $1.08 billion, and accounted for 13% of adult fiction consumed that year, outselling science fiction, mystery and literary novels. In the five years to 2015 in Britain alone, romance and erotic fiction sold 39.8m physical books worth £178.09m. Show More Summary

With Romance Novels Booming, Beefcake Sells, but It Doesn’t Pay

Topic: Books How hot are romance novels? Over all, annual sales totaled $1.08 billion in 2013, according to the Romance Writers of America, which tracks sales. And their popularity is expected to grow. Last year Scribd, an e-book subscription...Show More Summary

RWA's Romance Award Finalists Are Announced

The Romance Writers of America (RWA) unveiled the finalists for its 2016 RITA Awards on Friday, March 25. The RITA Awards recognize excellence in published romance novels, and the finalists are selected by published romance authors. The winners will be...

Author Laura Drake on Indie v.s. Traditional Publishing, Cowboys and Why She Loves Her Motorcycle

Author Laura Drake is in an enviable position as a writer, having sold her Sweet on a Cowboy series to Grand Central, winning a 2014 Romance Writers of America RITA© award in the "Best First Book" category, and then snagging anotherShow More Summary

176. Romance Around the World: An Interview with Alyssa Cole

Sarah interviews author Alyssa Cole about her series of articles for Romance Writers of America’s Romance Writers Report which focus on romance authors in different countries around the world. They discuss her upcoming books and her efforts to help readers diversify their reading lists. Show More Summary

How Romance Novelists Got Such a Silly, Sappy Rap

Romance Writers of America—the trade organization of the romance genre—just wrapped up its 35th annual conference. 2,400 attendees, most of them women, descended upon the Marriott Marquis in Times Square for panels, networking, networking, drinking, and more networking. Read more...

Holy Shit, Who Thought This Nazi Romance Novel Was a Good Idea? 

The annual conference of the Romance Writers of America, held a few weeks ago, was a great time. But it’s tough to get past a truly horrifying discovery: Not only did somebody write a Christian romance novel with a Jewish heroine and a Nazi “hero,” it was nominated for two RITA awards, the genre’s equivalent of the Hugo. Read more...

Romance Writers of America Name Best Romances of the Year

Winning romance writers thanked readers for their support and told their fellow writers to keep believing in themselves throughout RWA’s sparkling awards ceremony in New York City.

America Cares When Dogs Die – Humans, Not So Much

It used to be easy to recognize the bad guy in books and movies, because he was very, very bad. “That was the end of Grogan,” declares romance writer Joan Wilder in the opening of the 1984 comedy-adventure, Romancing the Stone, “the man who killed my father, raped and murdered my sister, burned my ranch, [...]Show More Summary

America Cares When Dogs Die: Humans, Not So Much

The death of man's best friend justifies any rampage it spawns. It used to be easy to recognize the bad guy in books and movies, because he was very, very bad. “That was the end of Grogan,” declares romance writer Joan Wilder in theShow More Summary

A Book Sale at the Cost of Your Conscience

3 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

First, some context: These two tweets about an article in a Romance Writers of America magazine, in which the writer of the article counsels against taking a stand in social media on “controversial” topics: As a gay person and romance...Show More Summary

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