Friday, April 29, 2005

RTB Shakeup...

But not much of one.

Alison Kent and Emma Gads move to Guest positions. -- I'm guessing this probably has something to do with the whole fiasco a month or so ago. Looks kinda like they're backing off RTB, which is too bad 'cause I thought their columns were decent most of the time.

Brenda Coulter added as a columnist. -- Good, an inspirational author. An author who is thoughtful and not afraid of speaking her opinion. I don't always agree with her, but I'm glad to see her listed.

Monica Jackson added as a columnist. -- I think this is great. I love her blog. I don't always agree with her but she's funny, interesting, and not afraid to talk about tough topics. And RTB needs this extra bit of diversity. Romance needs it even more.

Added as Guests:
Anna Genoese -- Another editor is always a good thing. She is an editor at the edge of romance as well, so it should be interesting to see her take. Too bad she's just a guest. Are these just one-time things?
Candy Tan -- One more reader for RTB. Why oh why not a columnist? Judging by the frequency and opinionation of posting on her own blog, I'd think she have the time and ideas. They need more straight-out readers at RTB, and more diversity, and she would fit for both.
Sheila Kelly -- Also love her blog. She's not a real public person, so I'm not surprised to see her just as a guest, though I for one would have loved to see her as a regular.
William Lambert -- A man at RTB! Whatever will we do? I think this is great. We need a man's opinion. And here is a man who knows the romance genre.

Overall I'm underwhelmed by the changes. Only two new regulars, and though I like their stuff, they are YET MORE AUTHORS. What is with the author-heavy bias over there? There are readers out there, guys! Find more of them, or in the end it will just seem like a bunch of authors telling everyone what to think. And romance doesn't need any more of that.

1 comment:

Kristie (J) said...

I read RTB every day and I'm with you. Most of the blogs I just skim because I can't relate to what the blog is about. They don't have enough reader blogs. Maili and Rosario are still the only ones that I know of. And I really have enjoyed their blogs much more than the author ones. And let's face it, it's readers that fuel the industry.