I was so sad to get an email from Marti Corn yesterday telling me that Romance Sells has folded up. Not that I’m surprised, I guess. But still, it feels like the final nail in the coffin.
For those of you who haven’t a clue what I’m talking about, Romance Sells was a quarterly publication from Romance Writers of America featuring new releases in the romance genre. It targeted books sellers and librarians and for a modest price (moderate in terms of other print advertising) you could purchase a full page ad talking up your book in the hopes that the people who bought books would buy yours to sell to other people. When I first sold in 2008, it was the place to advertise. Of course, Borders was also the place to buy books too 🙁
On a cheerier note, I cleaned up my blog roll! It was dusty with old urls and blogs that didn’t exist anymore, so I went through and tidied house. Go ahead, click on any of those links to your right. I promise. They’ll work!