Agent Savant

The musings of literary agent Laurie McLean

Archive for July, 2012

RITA Award Winners for 2012

The winners of 2012 RITA Awards, sponsored by the Romance Writers of America: Best First Book: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones Contemporary Series Romance: Doukakis’s Apprentice by Sarah Morgan Contemporary Series Romance, Suspense/Adventure: Soldier’s Last Stand by Cindy Dees Contemporary Single Title Romance: Boomerang Bride by Fiona Lowe Historical Romance: The Black […]

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Digital Wins at Romance Writers of America

Two eBook original publishing imprints took home awards at RWA’s annual RITA awards for published romance books: Carina Press from Harlequin and Avon Impulse from HarperCollins. You can read the whole story here in Publishers Weekly. This is a big deal and gives a ton of credibility to digital publishing as far as quality writing.

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“Intelligent People” help Indie Bookstores Survive

I like the indie bookstore owner’s perspective here. I just hope it’s enough. We vote with our dollars, readers. Buy indie when you can! “Every independent bookstore is facing challenges right now. It affects your marketplace, but it doesn’t have to kill you. You don’t open a bookstore to make a million dollars…. I don’t […]

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Ambush Books Reveals Anthology Cover

Magical Mayhem. Coming October 2012. From my newest venture: Tween/Teen ePublisher Ambush Books. But more about the company next week when we launch. For now, here’s the yummilicious cover!

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