The 2009 Romantic Times Booklovers Convention –

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Known as “RT” to those of us who are addicted to the yearly event,
The Romantic Times Booklovers Convention is the ultimate gathering
of romance readers, authors and yes, male cover models ‚Äď
adding to the visual ambiance of the week. ūüėČ Also in attendance
at RT: Literary agents, publishers (both print and ebook) and booksellers.

As most of you know, “Remember Me” is going to be released on April 21st.

I have my very first book signing (ebook signing, to be exact)
at the Expo (April 22nd – 4:30 to 6:30 PM) there in Orlando, FL, and I’ll have a cool healing stone give-a-way for the event.¬† I’m so excited – everything is so surreal right now.

I can’t wait for RT – I will be in the air for most of the day on
the 21st, so no release day party for me! Ah, the irony.

I hope to see you there!
Blessings!
:)
G.

Entertainment Diversity: How Shall the Ebook Endure?

In¬†the latter part of the nineteenth century, when “moving picture shows”¬†became available to the populous¬†as merely a carnival attraction, it was said that this new medium would render¬†“the theater” obsolete.¬†

 

It didn’t.

Here we are in the twenty-first century, and people still flock to see live performances of musicals such as, “Wicked,” “Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Miserables.” (Just to name a few.)

 

Only two decades into the twentieth century, the invention of “Broadcast Television” was sure to put “The Movies” to bed permanently.

 

It didn’t.

All three forms of entertainment have not only survived, but flourished. Together, these mediums have built a multi-billion dollar empire.

 

BTW РThey said computers and personal game consoles (wii, PlayStation, etc.) would diminish other entertaining mediums. Have these items completely conquered and changed the way humans spend their money on entertainment?

 

No.

 

Recently when the ebook became available, it was whispered that this new medium would replace the printed word.

 

It won’t.

Ebooks will become merely another medium by which we earthlings amuse ourselves. 

 

Personally, I love having so many forms of entertainment at my fingertips.

:)

G.