Are the new Kindle Unlimited rates good or bad? It depends on who you ask

By Chris Meadows
July 2, 2015 // 4 Comments

Now that it’s July, the new chapter of Kindle Unlimited has begun. No longer paying per book (of which at least 10% was read), it’s now paying per page. According to one estimate, a bit over half [...]

Bodice rippers? Yes, bodice rippers! Harlequin launches Mills & Boon app for ripped bodices everywhere

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 26, 2014 // 1 Comment

Does it come in any color that isn’t pink? Yes, ripped, frayed, slightly torn, and even somewhat disheveled bodices need no longer languish without their very own dedicated ereading app. For [...]

Fifty Shades of Monotony in erotic fiction cover design

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 6, 2014 // 2 Comments

My thanks for romantic/erotic fiction author and sexual activist Cecilia Tan for picking up this trend, and putting together such a great gallery of it. Twice. Not, unfortunately, that it’s [...]

SF writer Paul Cook warns of science fiction’s infection by girl cooties

By libertyc
September 4, 2013 // 6 Comments

Okay, I know I’m feeding the troll here, and I feel bad about that, but I do feel it’s worth calling attention to this level of complete stupidity when I see it. Patrick Nielsen Hayden had this [...]

A conversation with German erotic fiction writer Victoria Veel (Interview)

By libertyc
August 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Victoria Veel (her pen name) was born in 1986 in Cologne, Germany, and has also lived in New York City, Bogotá, and currently in Barcelona, where she finished her Master’s degree in social [...]

Genre fiction is extremely popular in e-books, publishers find

By libertyc
June 26, 2013 // 8 Comments

Speaking of Baen, Wired misses a perfectly good opportunity to speak of Baen in an article about why big publishers seem to think genre fiction is the future of e-books. The article looks at how all [...]

Self-publishing saves a home

By libertyc
June 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

You won’t see this kind of success story out of just any self-publishing writer, but it’s great when you come across it. CBS News reports on a couple going by the pseudonym “Jack and Jasinda [...]

Thanks to mommy porn, e-book lending is on the rise

By Dan Eldridge
February 23, 2013 // 6 Comments

It’s certainly not news that the rising tide of books in the so-called “mommy porn” genre are driving sales of e-books like nothing else that has come before them. But a recent [...]

Mike Shatzkin discusses DRM revelations from Digital Book World

By libertyc
January 30, 2012 // 6 Comments

An interesting thing about the latest post from publishing-industry observer Mike Shatzkin, highlighting what he feels were the most important points from the Digital Book World conference he helped [...]

“Best Romance” app now on iPhone: the best of romance ebooks with 15 free titles

By Paul Biba
January 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

From the press release: Just released, the “Best Romance” app, now available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, presents the world’s best of the most recent romance novels. The app offers romance [...]

Romance and thrillers top Kindle preferences

By libertyc
August 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

So says Martin Perry in an article in Huff Post: If there’s something that the advertising for the Kindle, and indeed any eReader device, promotes, it’s that reading digital books is for [...]

Interview with Susan Edwards, COO of Ellora’s Cave, about its new custom ereader

By Chris Walters
July 27, 2011 // 2 Comments

Last week, The Digital Reader noted that erotic fiction publisher Ellora’s Cave plans to release a custom ereader device at its annual RomantiCon Convention in September. Although it’s [...]

Q&A with Maya Banks: “In a perfect world, I wouldn’t self publish”

By Chris Walters
July 16, 2011 // 2 Comments

I don’t see Maya Banks‘ name pop up in indie publishing articles as frequently as Konrath, Hocking, Eisler and Locke, but perhaps she should start being included; the erotic romance [...]

Random House revives Loveswept as an ebook-only imprint

By libertyc
June 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

From Publishers Weekly: Bantam’s Loveswept imprint was one of the most popular romance imprints in the 1980s and 1990s and now Random House is reviving Loveswept as an e-book only line that will [...]

Amazon launches romance imprint – Montlake Romance

By libertyc
May 5, 2011 // 2 Comments

From Shelf Awareness: Amazon Publishing will launch its newest imprint,Montlake Romance, with Connie Brockway’s The Other Guy’s Bride, scheduled for release this fall. The imprint, which [...]

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