The Romantic Times Book Lovers Convention is in town next week. I know, this really has nothing to do with me or the books I read, right? Oh, but it does. When it comes to digital rights, to innovative thinking about digital presses and eBooks, the publishing side of romance fiction is leading the way. On the reader side, romance readers are among the earliest adopters of eBooks (Amazon's kindle sales lead in one category only...romance), and are often the most vociferously passionate about their books, which makes them among the most powerful community members in the reading world.
These are things I care about a great deal. Romance novels or not.
So - I've been working with a few brilliant ladies to put together a Book Camp on April 5th from 1:30pm - 6pm that will bring together all those passionate about publishing and digital rights and eBooks and reader experience in one place to let our bookish freak flags fly loud and proud to discuss whatever it is that you want to discuss. Bring your ideas, bring your fears and lay them bare, bring a sense of humor and get your tweeting fingers ready. It promises to be a fantastic afternoon and I look forward to seeing you all there.
There will be a delightful cocktail hour afterwards that I'm working on...so sign up for both and you can not only discuss bookish changes to your heart's content, you can witness my cocktail party planning skills up close and personal. Not something you get to see every day so, you know. Make it happen.