The Popular Romance Project
By Chris A. Raymond
Posted on March 30, 2015
Missed the What Is Love? Romance in the Digital Age symposium? Find out what bloggers and journalists had to say about the event, hosted by the Center for the Book.
Topics: Romance Community | Romance Scholarship | Selling Romance
By Eloisa James
Posted on November 1, 2014
What are foreign rights, and what good is it to keep them or give them away? The answer to that question is rather complicated and depends entirely on your publisher, where you are in your career, and what kind of agent is representing you.
Topics: Selling Romance
By Eloisa James
Posted on October 23, 2014
When asked about bookselling’s future, most people’s answers could be put in three groupings: the e-book market, bricks-and-mortar stores, and issues surrounding what’s being called “discoverability.”
By Kim Gallon
Posted on July 1, 2014
Their Eyes Were Watching God features a tragic love story. So what made it a model love story for future generations?
Topics: Romance Scholarship
By Sarah Sheehan
Posted on June 11, 2014
Why do university libraries often avoid stocking romance novels? University librarian Sarah Sheehan explores collection policies.
By Lynne Tatlock
Posted on May 13, 2014
In the late 1800s, romance novels by German author E. Marlitt were big sellers in the U.S.
Topics: Romance Scholarship | Selling Romance
By Joanna Gregson
and Jen Lois
Posted on May 6, 2014
Sociologists Joanna Gregson and Jen Lois examined their own prejudices as they studied romance readers and writers.
Topics: Beyond the Novel | Romance Community | Romance Scholarship
By Ronald Walters
Posted on April 29, 2014
The Library of Congress’ collection of ballroom dance manuals lets visitors peek back into the history of one of the most romantic of pastimes.
Topics: Beyond the Novel | Romance Scholarship
By Emma Calabrese
Posted on April 24, 2014
Can a heroine win if she doesn’t get her man? In Louisa May Alcott’s Behind the Mask and Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret, the ‘losers’ win.
By Jacque Nodell
Posted on April 9, 2014
Can unhappy endings be idealistically romantic, too? Jacque Nodell takes a look at a tale of squandered opportunity penned by Stan Lee.
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