Romance Fiction in the Library

Contact: Mary Frances Wilkens

General Manager

Booklist Publications



For Immediate Release

October 5, 2009

Free sweet-talking webinar from Booklist

CHICAGO— Romance is hot . . . in the library, that is.
Registration is now open for
Booklist’s free webinar, “Sweet Talk: Romance Fiction in the Library” from 3-4 p.m. CST on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Donna Seaman, Booklist's romance fiction editor (among other literary roles), and a stellar panel of librarians, authors and publishers will discuss the state of the genre in public libraries and in the marketplace. Panelists include Madeline Hunter, best-selling author of 17 historical romances; Booklist romance reviewers and feature writers John Charles, reference librarian, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Public Library, and Shelley Mosley, adjunct librarian at Glendale (Ariz.) Community College; Kayleigh George, library marketing coordinator at HarperCollins Publishers; and Cheryl Herman, library marketing manager for Books on Tape/Random House.

The webinar is sponsored by
Books on Tape, and the
Romance Writers of America.

Participants can sign up
here or through
Booklist Online for what is sure to be an entertaining and informative session. Forthcoming topics in Booklist’s new webinar series will be announced on the
Booklist Online webinars page.

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