Friday, August 8, 2014

RWA -Novel Engagement Mobile App

Come on down romance addicts, there's an APP for that finally!
Romance Writers of America announce the release of Novel Engagement a mobile app to keep you up to date on all your favorite authors, new releases and all things romance.
I had the pleasure of interviewing a rep from RWA who will tell you all you need to know about the app and what devices it works on.

Welcome to The Reading Frenzy.
The first thing I said when I saw this news release was WOW and YAY!
What a great idea for the RWA to have a Romance App Now when friends ask me anything about the romance genre I
ll just say theres an app for that! :)

What can we expect to find on the app?
Novel Engagement features author profiles, advanced search features—such as searching for a book by your favorite subgenre (historical, contemporary) and trope—and a Reader Zone with contests, trivia and lists (read, to-be-read).

Will our favorite authors be represented?
With more than 1,000 authors on the app, many of your favorite romance authors are likely to be on the app. The app also is a great place to discover authors and books that will become future favorites.

How much does the app cost?
The app is free for romance readers to download and use.

What devices can use the app?
Apple and Android versions are currently available. Kindle app and website versions are coming soon.

How often will it be updated?
The books section is updated continually with new book release information showing up on the main books page.

Anything else we need to know?
We are excited for readers to download and use the app to find their next romantic read! Please rate and review the app on the App Store or Google Play and leave feedback for future app enhancements on the Novel Engagement Facebook page.

And for those living under a rock tell us just a bit about RWA
Romance Writers of America is a non-profit writers association with more than 10,000 members. We provide business education and networking opportunities for career-focused aspiring and published authors.

Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with us about this innovative app!

Connect with Novel Engagement on their  website- their Facebook Page or on Twitter 


App Projected to Host More Than 2,000 Authors and 10,000 Titles by Year’s End

Houston,  TX, July 10, 2014Romance Writers of America® (RWA), a nonprofit association for romance writers with over 10,000 members worldwide, announced today the release of Novel Engagement,  the first iOS and Android compatible app that will be a comprehensive  database and interactive information hub for readers and authors of romance novels. With romance fiction garnering over $1.35 billion in sales in 2013 (Business of Consumer Book Publishing 2013), Novel Engagements potential user base is extraordinary.  

Launching with over 1,000 authors and more than 5,000 books, Novel Engagement  has the functionality  to search specific titles, authors, events, publication dates, tags and subgenres on a multiplatform mobile application. Users of Novel Engagement will be able to personally curate information in one simple, but powerful, free app. The user has the ability to follow an author to keep uptodate on new releases, participate in contests and events, and share author and book information via Facebook, Twitter, Google +, or Pinterest with one click. Romance authors on Novel Engagement  will be able to provide quick links to purchase their books, showcase their current and backlisted books, promote local and online special events, and offer push notifications for their readers.  Booksellers and librarians will have an efficient search tool to monitor trends, enhance collections, and introduce new romance authors and novels to their customers and patrons.  RWA projects the app will host more than 2,000 authors and 10,000 books by years end.

Novel Engagement  displays bios, awards received, photos, cover art, video and audio excerpts, complete lists of titles, websites and more. The app is quick and easytousefeaturing a “Reader Zone, a place to keep track of books users have added to their favorites, to be read or read, lists or to test their romance knowledge by answering trivia questions and entering contests.  Just a few of the major romance authors already active on the app are Sylvia

Day, Susan Mallery, Sandra Brown, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Sabrina Jeffries, Laurelin Paige and Susan


“Romance authors and readers have been interacting in huge numbers for years online and in social media, and RWA is committed to advancing the romance genre and helping authors and readers connect in new ways with Novel Engagement, said Allison Kelley, Executive Director of RWA. “For readers, Novel Engagement  delivers results across the romance genre with speed. Readers will discover new authors, find new releases and backlist books, all while exploring the full range of romance subgenres.  Authors benefit from Novel Engagement  by enhancing discoverability  with lists of current and backlist novels, providing readers with purchase links, and having search terms that reach across subgenres, keywords, and tropes. The ability of readers to follow writers within Novel Engagement  enables writers to promote new releases, highlight special events, and provide links to their social media pages.

   About The Romance Writers of America:
Romance Writers of America (RWA) is a nonprofit trade association, with a membership of more than 10,000 romance writers and related industry professionals,  whose mission is to advance
the professional interests of careerfocused romance writers through networking and advocacy.

Gregg Sullivan
Sullivan and Partners, LLC

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  1. This is kind of exciting! I can so see myself having this app. ;)

  2. Replies
    1. I'm still waiting for the Nook edition. Enjoy Kim!