Monday, May 30, 2016

The End of an Era, RT Book Reviews Magazine Goes Digital


The End of an Era

On Friday I received not only mine, but the very last print edition of RT Reviews Magazine. I’ve had the privilege to review for them since 2011.
I have always reviewed single titles and will continue to for the digital edition but after a few months I took on reviewing the Harlequin Presents series and the next year I took the Special Edition series too and I kept them both until it just got too much and I had to give up the Presents novels last year. Not only will the magazine now be only available in digital format but they’ve also decided to eliminate all the Harlequin series reviews.

Many of the authors I reviewed in the magazine became much more than a name on the title page, some are on-line and a few have become personal friends. I hated that I was under strict orders not to say anything but its now out in the open and everyone knows the score and I’m happy to say that even though RT has decided to delete them from the digital magazine The Reading Frenzy will each month feature at least the entire Special Edition series and hopefully I’ll be able to feature two series each month.

On July 19th, which is when the August SE series releases The Reading Frenzy will showcase the entire series and review Her Maverick M.D. by Teresa Southwick.



The Harlequin series line remains crazy successful because they appeal to such a wide audience range. They’re easy to read are written for every type of romance fan and perfect for commuters, weekend readers and especially those for whom an HEA is a MUST.

So enjoy the new monthly feature and be sure to stop by and support all the Harlequin series and the authors who write with such passion and heart. And like I always say Harlequin Makes the World go Round so Here Here to HQN!!!!


17 comments:

  1. Oh wow, big news Debbie. My eye caught your heading in my blog feed! As you know I only get the digital magazine anyway because of location on this lovely planet. But still I can mourn the passing of the print edition, which I would have loved if living in USA. Sounds like other changes along with it. I love a HEA although I haven't read a series book for a long time, as so much to read. Yay for blogs to present information. And yay for Harlequin.

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    1. Thanks Kathryn, your digital mag will contain just a bit less content but the reviews will be a bit longer too.
      Thanks for the Comment!!

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  2. Looking forward to the new monthly feature and thanks for sharing this with us Debbie, I wouldn't have know otherwise.

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    1. Yeah unfortunately RT decided not to say anything directly.

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  3. How about that. You would think going digital they would expand not eliminate.

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  4. Thanks for the reviews in RT over the years Debbie - I'll be sad not to see them listed there any longer ;/. x Abby Green

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    1. Abby Thanks for some of the most enjoyable Presents novels I ever read!!
      xo

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  5. Print media is a dying breed. I know that newspapers have been fighting it for years. My FIL was in the newspaper business and he had a hard time with digital. He was a small time local paper. People would go to the larger papers for stories. He's now retired, so I don't know what the paper is up to now. I'm sure magazines are having a hard time too. I've never been much of a magazine reader. I hope the digital thing works out well for RT.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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  6. It's crazy to see print disappear. Hopefully the same will not happen with out print books!

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    1. Actually Anna they did a study and even though digitalized books are on the rise so are books in print, the only problem is that there are many books that are only available digitally now and most big publishing houses have digital only imprints too.

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    2. Hopefully that'll continue to be true, Debbie. I know a number of series I read have suddenly gone from print to e-only this past year and sadly our bookstore here has less and less actual books in it :/

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    3. I know sometimes I wonder where they get their facts from :)

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  7. As for the changes at RT,I'm very sad. But how great to have you putting some focus on series (and Special Edition, woot!) here at the Reading Frenzy. I'll be here on the 19th, Deb, and sending readers your way....

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  8. As for the changes at RT,I'm very sad. But how great to have you putting some focus on series (and Special Edition, woot!) here at the Reading Frenzy. I'll be here on the 19th, Deb, and sending readers your way....

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    1. Ah thanks Christine. It was always a pleasure and will continue to be to review your novels!

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