Christine Wells under a different name, Maria V. Snyder signings, DRM-free library ebooks, RWA (US) tidbits, Ebook reader store, TBD contest

By | 2 July 2011 | 1 Response

Tidbits -- news, links and interesting thingsChristine Wells/Christina Brooke

I found out through the ARRA loop that historical romance author Christine Wells also writes under the pseudonym Christina Brooke. I’m not sure why she changed her name or if she’ll be writing under both names at the same time. I did notice one name goes with her Berkley books and the other with her St. Martin’s Press books.

Maria V. Snyder book signing

So I checked Snyder’s website and she has a list of venues that she’ll be appearing at while in Australia. For bookings, contact the venue directly. Is anyone planning to go?

Aug 5-7 — Byron Bay Writers’ Festival
Aug 9 — Readings Hawthorn, 5pm-8pm
Aug 16 — Dymocks Wynyard, 4:30pm-6pm
Aug 17 — Ultimo Library, 5:30pm-7pm

Overdrive rolling out DRM-free library ebook option

TeleRead reports that OverDrive, which supplies ebooks to libraries, will now give libraries the option to add DRM-free ebooks to digital collections. This is still subject to availability of titles and publishers within a given geographic territory. TeleRead and the Overdrive Blog list the first publishers providing DRM-free content, and it includes Carina Press and Romance Divine. I haven’t read anything from the latter, but I have keepers from Carina, so this is exciting news for romance readers!

Take-home points from RWA 2011

Jane from Dear Author posted a summary of key points from the Romance Writers of America conference. If you’re involved in the writing or publishing side of romance fiction, she makes some very interesting observations.


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Design a romance book cover

The Book Depository is running a competition to win 100 Mills & Boon books. Yes, A HUNDRED! It sounds like a fun contest, too. You have to think of a romance book title and design a cover. You can find all the details on their website.

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Killer of Fairies
Kat Mayo is a freelance writer, Twitter tragic and compulsive reader. She is editor of Booktopia's Romance Buzz, and hosts the Heart to Heart podcast for Destiny Romance. Her reviews have appeared in Books+Publishing, and in 2014 she was awarded RWA's Romance Media Award. Kat co-founded Trousseau, a zine for people who love reading romance books. She believes in happy endings, and kills fairies with glee.

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  1. Marg

    There is also an author talk and signing for Maria V Snyder at Werribee Plaza Library.
    Details here:!/event.php?eid=161746460557245