Romance Book News

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Google's AI Writes Poetry After Reading Thousands of Romance Novels (2016-05-19): Google's AI has written several poems after reading thousands of romance novels.

Nora Roberts Signs Six Book Deal With St. Martin's Press (2016-03-12): Internationally bestselling author Nora Roberts has signed a six book deal with St. Martin's Press. She is very happy with her new publishing home.

NYT Bestselling Author Lauren Dane Inks Deal With Harlequin (2016-02-24): NYT bestselling romance author Lauren Dane just inked a multi book deal with Harlequin imprints Carina Press and HQN Books.

Barnes & Noble to Offer 500,000 Signed Books on Black Friday (2015-11-09): Barnes & Noble will offer half a million signed books by over 120 authors on Black Friday.

Scribd Slashes Number of Romance Titles Available (2015-07-02): Scribd is losing money due to voracious readers of romance novels. As a result the company is reducing the number of titles available for monthly subscribers.

Kensington Launches Two New Book Imprints (2015-05-17): Kensignton Publishing has launched two new digital imprints: Lyrical Shine and Lyrical Underground. They are actively looking for new authors.

E.L. James Demanding to Write Screenplay for Fifty Shades Sequel (2015-02-19): Fifty Shades of Grey sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, has no director as Sam Taylor-Johnson is out. E.L. James can't stand her and wants to write the screenplay herself.

Romance Novelist Rachel Ann Nunes Sues Kindergarten Teacher for Plagiarism (2014-09-08): Women's fiction author Rachel Ann Nunes is suing a teacher for copyright violation and online harassment. The kindergarten teacher is accused of blatant plagiarism.

Lisa Kleypas Signs Seven Book Deal With Avon Books (2014-05-09): Lisa Kleypas has signed a seven book deal with Avon Books. Kleypas published her first books with Avon in the early 1990s.

News Corp Buys Harlequin for $415 Million (2014-05-03): News Corp. paid $415 million to purchase Harlequin, which will become a subsidiary of HarperCollins. Harlquin has a huge international readership.

Sylvia Day to Publish New Blacklist Series With St. Martin's Press (2014-01-17): Sylvia Day has signed a book deal with St. Martin's Press worth over $10 million. Her first novel, Blacklist, will debut with St. Martin's in 2015

Barbara Cartland's Complete Collection of 883 Novels to be Published (2013-08-21): Barbara Cartland's complete collection of 883 novels are being published as part of a deal with M-W Books

Jamie McGuire Signs Book Deal With Atria Books (2013-07-14): Jamie McGuire signs four book deal with Atria Books. The first book, Red Hill, will be published in October.

Kate Moss Reads From E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey for Comic Relief Charity (2013-03-15): British supermodel Kate Moss agreed to read aloud a section from E.

E.L. James Publishing Fifty Shades of Grey Inner Goddess Journal (2013-03-13): Vintage Books announced that is is releasing a new book by Fifty Shades of Grey author E.

Hyperion Signs Female Super Heroes, Will Publish The She-Hulk Diaries and Rogue Touch (2013-02-12): Hyperion Books and Marvel Entertainment have teamed up to publish two novels featuring female super heroes: She-Hulk and Rogue.

Macmillan to Launch Crowdsourced Teen Romance Imprint (2012-12-26): Macmillan Children's Publishing Group has announced plans to launch a crowdsourced teen romance imprint in Spring 2013 called Swoon Reads.

50 Shades of Grey Fallout: Plume Re-Releasing Anne Rice's Erotic Sleeping Beauty Trilogy (2012-07-09): In light of the popularity of 50 Shades of Grey, Plume is re-releasing the erotic Sleeping Beauty trilogy that Anne Rice wrote in the 1980s.

Hachette Launches New Book Imprint Called Redhook (2012-06-14): Hachette Book Group announced today that it will launch a new commercial fiction imprint.

Danielle Steel Talks Betrayal (2012-04-05): Danielle Steel stopped by Good Morning America to talk to Robin Roberts about her new novel, Betrayal.