Rock*It Reads!

Today is the official launch date of Rock*It Reads, a new eBook brand.

Rock*It Reads

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Rock*It Reads is a group of stellar New York published authors who are also self-publishing romances.  We’ve each made a commitment to put out only high-quality self-published works, and the logo is intended to communicate that.

When readers buy a Rock*It Reads book, they can know they’re getting a story that has been tended with the same level of attention and professionalism we give our New York works. The logo is meant to be a sort-of ‘seal of quality,’ because we care as much about writing great stories as you do about reading them!

Rock*It Reads is not a publisher.  These are 100% self-published works, done by each author, on her own dime, on her own time.

We’ve simply banded together to form Rock*It Reads to help our readers find other high-quality self-published works.  We’re hoping that the logo will be a like a little beacon or guide though the world of self-published romances.

To further accomplish that, we’ve been invited to partner with B&N.com to launch a new column called “Love Rocks.” We’ll be spotlighting the best of indie romance on a bi-monthly basis.

My partners in this venture are: Vanessa Kelly, Pamela Clare, Cheryl Holt, Elisabeth Naughton, Monica Burns, Kris Kennedy, Margo Maguire, Lila DiPasqua, Sharon Page and Joan Swan. I’m so proud to be part of this very talented group.

Hope you’ll enjoy Rock*It Reads and have fun filling up your ereader. Look for us on Facebook and Twitter! Be on the lookout for some great contests and giveaways coming your way!

How about you? Have you jumped into using an ereader yet? I love mine. What’s been your experience with this new story delivery method?

RT UPDATE: Had a blast going up to Wisconsin yesterday with Jade Lee and Elizabeth Hoyt for Barbara Vey’s First Annual Readers Appreciation Luncheon. Heather Graham gave the keynote address. There were door prizes and raffle baskets and a book fair to benefit the local libraries. And, as they say in every small town midwestern newspaper, “a good time was had by all!”

9 thoughts on “Rock*It Reads!

  1. Tricia Quinnies says:

    Hi Mia,
    Rock*It Reads sounds terrific. The logo looks great. I received a Nook for my birthday and love it, and I’ve found some great new reads.
    Also heard agents and editors read all subs on readers. Can’t wait to hear about RT and shout out to Barb…have fun in Madison.
    Tricia Q.

    1. Mia Marlowe says:

      The whole industry seems to be going digital, but there will always be room for print books.

      1. Tricia Quinnies says:

        Sigh and thank you!

  2. Barbara Britton says:

    Hi Mia,

    I don’t have an e-reader…yet. Rock*It Reads is an awesome idea.
    I missed Barbara Vey’s luncheon as my son had oral surgery in IL. It’s definitely on my calendar for next year.
    Elizabeth Hoyt and Jade Lee will be returning to WI for our conference in June.
    I know you’re having fun at RT.
    Barb

    1. Mia Marlowe says:

      I’m so sorry you missed the event, Barb. Hope your son is feeling better. Bless his heart.

  3. Marcy W says:

    Congratulations and happy birth-day! I finally got around to the May issue of RT Book Reviews and was happy to see a full-page story about Rock*It Reads, which explained very well the concept and reasons behind this new enterprise. It sounds like a win-win situation to me … good for authors, great for readers …. and that’s my favorite thing, so thanks to all of you.
    My Kindle Fire is used more for games than reading right now . . . but I’m getting there. When I do read on it, I find I like it; it’s just that I’ve got stacks of “real” books waiting to be read, too. A glory of abundance!

    1. Mia Marlowe says:

      The main thing for me is always the story. The delivery method is secondary. I’m just happy to get some of my Dorchester books into the hands of new readers. ;-)

  4. Tina B says:

    Congrats to all of you wonderful ladies!!
    I have a Kindle and bought it about a year ago. I absolutely LOVE it!! :)

    1. Mia Marlowe says:

      We love Nook readers too! In fact, I have the apps for both Kindle and Nook on my phone.

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