Fiction & Politics

October 30th, 2006 · 3 Comments

The recent antics of politicians from both sides of the aisle in regards to using their opponents’ novels (FICTION!) as a way to smear them, or point accusatory fingers at a huge “moral flaw” in them, has prompted me to write this. For those who’ve missed the fun-and-games as we hit the home-stretch to the […]

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Save a Writer, Buy a New Book

August 18th, 2006 · Comments Off on Save a Writer, Buy a New Book

The recent demise of yet another Harlequin line, this time the kick-butt heroine line Bombshell, got me to thinking, which, as anyone who knows me will tell you is always a dangerous thing. I heard from a number of readers who were surprised by the closing, because they had friends who just “loved that line!” […]

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HQ Larger Print Program

December 22nd, 2005 · Comments Off on HQ Larger Print Program

More information direct from the editor’s “mouth:” Harlequin is going to continue their Larger Print edition program. That’s great news, because those editions were very easy on the eyes. That’s the program they already have in place to provide readers with books with larger fonts and better margins. They cost a minimal amount more (.25) […]

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How to Count

December 21st, 2005 · 1 Comment

Okay, if the title of this piece sounds more like it should be for a nursery school class, I apologize. But it seems that this might be of interest to the industry. A follow-up on my last post about Harlequin cutting words from their longer lines — I received information from the Senior Editor of […]

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Less Story, Easier to Read ???

December 17th, 2005 · 4 Comments

More changes in the air at Harlequin. Yes, I know, you’re stunned to hear that. I know, it wasn’t very long ago that Booksquare posted about the demise of the Signature series, but the latest news is that many of the longer lines (referred to in the romance community as the Long Contemporaries – lines […]

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