Romance Daily Newsa New York-based daily online magazine for romance readers, has launched today. Romance Daily News will give the more than 30 million romance readers throughout the world the latest news on their favorite genre, as well as customized bestseller lists and free eBook downloads through the site’s exclusive partnership with Smashwords, the world's largest distributor of indie eBooks.
Romance Daily News will give readers a daily dose of romance in media such as books, films, TV, and theater, as well as lifestyle topics like fashion, travel, food & drink, relationships, and romance in art, history, gaming, sex, politics, and science. The new online magazine’s unique features include:
· An exclusive Membership Program that entitles romance readers to receive every day a free romance eBook powered by Smashwords. The regular annual rate of $14.99 will be discounted through October 31st for Smashwords members to $9.99 for the first year. In addition, the first 90 free Book of the Day giveaways include some of the biggest names in romance including NY Times and USA Today bestsellers Natasha Preston, RL Mathewson and Evangeline Anderson. Each eBook is accompanied by a Q&A interview with the author.
· Multiple exclusive bestseller lists from Smashwords. Romance Daily News will feature nine dynamic bestseller lists, with a different list appearing each day and some alternating week-to-week. Romance Daily News will feature book reviews, interviews, and sample chapters of books.
· New original columns such This Day in Romance, an editorial cartoon by Last Kiss artist John Lustig, and articles by editors, agents, librarians, book sellers, etc.
· Horoscopes by Sephera Giron, a noted metaphysical author of the bestselling book House Magic
Romance Daily News Publisher and Editorial Director, Lori Perkins is a published author, book editor and literary agent with three decades experience in publishing newspapers and books. She was the owner and publisher of The Uptown Weekly News in Manhattan’s Washington Heights and Inwood in the 80’s, as well as an adjunct professor of journalism at NYU. She has written or edited 30 books, most of which are in the romance genre.
“An online magazine partnering with a book delivery platform to offer lovers of romance a free book every day is a game changer,” said Publisher Lori Perkins. “Our data partnership with Smashwords allows our subscribers to enjoy curated content that matches what readers are buying and reading.”
”We’re thrilled to partner with Romance Daily News for this multi-faceted partnership,” said Mark Coker, founder and CEO of Smashwords. “For Smashwords authors and publishers, this is an exciting opportunity to reach new readers. For romance readers, it’s an opportunity to discover and enjoy an amazing diversity of high-quality, curated romance.”