Historical and Contemporary Romance Author

Monthly Archives : January 2014

Contrary to Popular Belief, I Don’t Hate Traditional Publishing

In the past few days, I believe I’ve given some people the impression that I hate traditional publishing.1 I don’t. I don’t think publishing houses are evil. I don’t believe authors who choose to go with the traditional model are doing anything stupid or wrong. I don’t want print publishing to die. None of those things are remotely true. What…

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The Whim Factor

I’ve been thinking a lot this week about print books, book sales, and bestseller lists. My thoughts have been spurred by several blog posts/discussions, primarily these: A Note on Historical Romance Sales in Print on Courtney Milan’s blog. USA Today released its list of the top 100 bestselling books of 2013, and Publisher’s Weekly noted that not a single self-published…

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