Megan shows us 15 things that happen to book lovers during the Holidays. Thanks for the giggle, Megan!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but that’s not always the case if you’re a book lover! While it’s tough to beat spending time with people we love and eating lots of festive snacks, the holidays also tend to mean one sad thing: Less time for reading. But before you lose all hope, remember that we understand that struggle, too. Here are a few rough situations that book lovers finds themselves in this time of year.
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Most readers of my blog know that I write some steamy romance. A few of you even know that in the past year, I got a new job editing “sweet romance,” which is the industry term for romance with no sex at all.
I’ve always enjoyed all kinds of romantic stories and movies as a reader and a viewer, so I don’t find it strange at all to work on both. I’m even in the middle of writing a sweet romance right now.
However, I’ve always known that lots of people, particularly people who haven’t read a romance in twenty years, treat steamy romance writers with derision. They make jokes about the goofy euphemisms romance writers supposedly use for sex organs, although almost all romance writers have discarded these in favor of more direct language.
They also behave as though writers of sexy romance must all be bad writers. Most romance writers are women, and there is some sexism at work here: a discomfort with women authoring sexual content instead of being the object in it.
I’ve known all that for years. What I’ve learned in the past year, though, is that plenty of people also deride sex-free romance.
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I have to say, I celebrated the end of the Lenten period by showing myself extremely generous.
a) I helped a little friend of mine to generously apply something similar like sunscreen all over him.
b) I permitted him to relax all day and significantly cool down before offering him more fun
c) I gave that same little friend of mine a free sauna visit
d) Then my little friend got some more time to relax before finally I permitted him to serve his big purpose…
Let me introduce me to my little friend BEFORE my generosity:
And just before he served his purpose: to feed me. 🙂
This, for today, is how I celebrate tomorrow’s Easter Holiday.
I do wish you, my dear loyal followers, readers, commenters, friends and all your loved ones and families:
A few weeks ago, Publisher’s Weekly came out with a ranking of America’s top 20 publishing houses for 2016. It’s no surprise who the top 5 were, but what’s really important is what came after.
The sixth and seventh publisher were both that of children’s books- Scholastic and Disney came in right under the ‘Big Five.’ It’s quite a refreshing thing to see. Children’s literature has always been a tough genre to crack because the audience is smaller, the interests change rapidly, and the surge of technology has threatened to turn some children away from reading and the love of books. Nevertheless, books sales for 2016 has proved that there is still so much to love about children’s publishing. For Disney, Star Wars and Rick Riordan books led the way.
Houghton and Workman come in next, showing us that non-fiction titles still have a big impact on our consumption market as…
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What a wonderful surprise today!
I’m quite proud of being a blogger for two years now.
In the meantime “Writer’s Treasure Chest” got:
over 680 posts
over 3’800 comments
I couldn’t have done it without so many people! My friends, readers, followers, commenters, re-bloggers, supporters, guest authors and many more.
I could not have accomplished such an awesome success without you all. You made this adventure a wonderful experience for me. You are all GREAT! Thanks for your ongoing support!
Thank you, Susan M. Toy for this fantastic article to warn authors about copyright infringing and the danger of scams in the writer’s world.
Close to two years ago, I discovered that my eBooks, both of them, were being listed for sale on a site about which I’d never heard before. They were not under contract to sell my eBooks nor was I receiving any payment for the nearly 1000 times the site reported my novel had already been downloaded. There was a link on the site authors could write to, if they felt their copyright had been infringed. So I wrote, asked them to take down my books, and … nothing happened. That’s when I contacted my friend Tim Baker, whose books were also listed on the site, and he wrote this blog post about our experience. Many of our friends also took up the cause, sharing this blog post and following up with more information as they heard of it – good friends like Chris Graham who blogs as The Story…
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