Romance Book News Page 2

This is page 2 of the romance book news archives.

Book Sales Prediction: Basically Flat (2008-06-02): Book sales are expected to stay basically flat according to a new report.

Vote For Mr. Romance (2008-04-14): On April 19th at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Pittsburgh, the annual Mr.

Novelist Phyllis A. Whitney Dies at Age 104 (2008-02-18): Novelist Phyllis A.

Coming Soon Books Updated (2007-12-05): The Coming Soon Books section has been updated.

Can Men Write Romance? (2007-11-22): So, can men write romance? Barbara Vane over at Publisher's Weekly isn't so sure.

The Mobile Novel is Hot in Japan (2007-09-27): The Wall Street Journal reports that cellphone fiction is really selling in Japan.

Harlequin's Looking For a Few Good-Looking Men (2007-03-27): Book publisher Harlequin is looking for a few good-looking men to grace the covers of its romance novels.

Nora Roberts Reviews Stephen King (2006-09-15): Internationally bestselling romance author Nora Roberts (who also writes a futuristic detective series under the pseudonym J.

RITA Awards Winners Announced (2006-08-06): The RITA Awards were presented at the Romance Writers Association annual conference in Atlanta.

Kaavya Viswanathan Plagiarized Salman Rushdie (2006-05-04): Just when you thought that the number of authors that Kaavya Viswanathan had plagiarized had reached a ridiculous number, we learn of yet another instance of copying.

Why Do Plagiarists Do It? (2006-04-28): Now that How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life by Kaavya Viswanathan has been yanked from the bookshelves because of the author's blatant plagiarism of Megan McCafferty's work, Jack Shafer of Slate examines the question of why people plagiarize.

Kaavya Viswanathan Faces Plagiarism Accusations (2006-04-25): Harvard undergrad and debut author Kaavya Viswanathan has a hot new book and a $500,00 book contract.

Fratire: Chick Lit For Men (2006-04-17): The New York Times profiles author Tucker Max, author of I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.

Lipstick Jungle Could Be Headed to a TV Set Near You (2005-08-26): Will she or won't she? That's definitely the kind of question one associates with author Candace Bushnell's characters, both in Sex in the City and in her new book, Lipstick Jungle (Hyperion).

Terry McMillan's Down Low Nightmare (2005-07-05): Her romance with a younger man was the basis for the popular film, How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

The Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries (2005-06-02): Thank goodness.

Russell Crowe and The Starter Wife (2005-05-31): Rush & Malloy dish about yet another star-studded book party for Gigi Levangie Grazer's novel The Starter Wife (Simon and Schuster).

Oprah's Book Club is Back (2005-05-28): It's Back! Oprah has answered authors' prayers and officially announced in her newsletter that Oprah's Book Club will return on June 3rd.

Association of American University Presses Furious at Google (2005-05-23): Google's plans to digitize all the books in the libraries of Harvard, Stanford and the University of Michigan and make them available on the Web (while they sell ads next to the content) has caused quite a bit of consternation with the publishers and authors who hold the copyrights to those works.

Publishers Put Christian Spin on Chick Lit (2005-03-28): Christian chick lit is a hot market.