SPONSORED BY: Riptide Publishing, Dreamspinner Press, Bold Strokes Books, Samhain Publishing and Library Journal
EVENT TIME AND DATE: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET/12:00 – 1:00 PM PT
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The last three decades of the 20th century saw the establishment of LGBTQ presses, bookstores, awards, and reading and book clubs, as well as literary festivals, writers’ conferences, and professional organizations. Collection development and readers’ advisory staff attending this free webcast will be prepared to meet the demand of growing interests in LGBTQ literature.
Join Library Journal and Ellen Bosman, author of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Literature: A Genre Guide (Libraries Unlimited, 2008), for this exciting preview of the latest offerings from Bold Strokes Books, Dreamspinner, Samhain Publishing, and Riptide Publishing.
Len Barot- President, Bold Strokes Books, Inc
Len Barot, MD is the founder and president of Bold Strokes Books Inc, an independent LGBTQ publisher. Under the pseudonym Radclyffe, she has published over forty romance and romantic intrigue novels as well as dozens of short stories, and has edited numerous romance and erotica anthologies. She is an eight-time Lambda Literary Award finalist in romance, mystery, and erotica; an RWA/FF&P Prism, RWA/FTHOR Lories, RWA New England Beanpot, and RWA VCRW Laurel Wreath award winner; a Benjamin Franklin and ForeWord Review Book of the Year winner, and a member of the Saints and Sinners Literary Hall of Fame. Bold Strokes Books releases over 100 new titles annually in adult and YA LGBTQ fiction.
Jenn Stark- Marketing Manager, Samhain Publishing
Jenn Stark is the Marketing and Publicity Manager for Samhain Publishing. A twenty-year veteran of branding and marketing communications, she is also an award-winning writer who is thrilled to be sharing Samhain’s extraordinary stories of love and romance with an ever-broader audience.
Ariel Tachna- Social media and translations coordinator, Dreamspinner Press
Ariel Tachna is the social media and translations coordinator at Dreamspinner Press. She has been with the company for three years after sixteen years in public eduction and prides herself on her knowledge of the company’s catalog and authors.
Sarah Frantz- Riptide Publishing
Sarah has a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Michigan. She edited two academic collections, Women Constructing Men: Female Novelists and Their Male Characters, 1750-2000 (Lexington, 2009) and New Perspectives on Popular Romance Fiction: Critical Essays (McFarland, 2012). She is founder and past president of the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance. Sarah comes to editing from two directions: from her academic work on popular romance studies and from reviewing for Dear Author.
Ellen Bosman - Head of Technical Services, New Mexico State University Library
Ellen Bosman, professor and head of Technical Services at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, is the author of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Literature: A Genre Guide (Libraries Unlimited, 2008). She is a former judge for the Lambda Literary Awards and a past chair of the American Library Association’s GLBT-RT Stonewall Book Awards Committee.
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