I Guess I Didn’t Notice

This news slid right by me and I had no idea.

The other day I was curious about a review in Romantic Times, only to find out that the magazine and website had gone belly up 2018.

When I first started out Romantic Times was very kind to me. They featured some of my books as their favorites and I won a bunch of career choice awards or best book awards, that sort of thing. In later years, however, we parted ways. I wasn’t all that enamored of the magazine, their reviews, or the direction they were taking the magazine/website.

I think the fact that I didn’t know they went out of business is indicative of how little I still relied on them. Still, I feel a little bad that I didn’t know.

How about you? Did you read Romantic Times?

5 thoughts on “I Guess I Didn’t Notice”

  1. I was a long-time subscriber when it went from print to wholly digital, that lasted a short time and I was notified that the publication was closing its doors. I was surprised and a little shocked. Over the years I had found many authors and books I might not have noticed. I found it sad and unfortunately a sign of the times. 🙁

  2. I was aware of them and had looked at a few magazines but had no idea they closed!!! I am still reeling from the fact that Mad Magazine will no longer be published. It was Romantic Times that help me realize what a sub-genre was . For example you do Historical Romance , There is also Sci-Fi , Contemporary and Time Travel to name a few. There are sub -genre to every work of fiction . Do you know how many mysteries get solved by ghosts, cats or also include recipes?

    • I felt a genuine sadness about Mad Magazine. I used to steal my brother’s copy to read.

      The sub-genres get so funny when you’re categorizing your books on the online distribution sites. Half the time you guess at the right sub-sub-sub. 🙂

    • I confess that I never went to one of their conferences. I’m not a conference kind of gal. 🙂

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