Monday, March 24, 2014

Thorndike presents new Women's Fiction Large Print line

So on my trail of self-promotion, let me direct you to another project I'm working on. Thorndike Press is  well-known in library land as the world's leading large print publisher, and last year they asked me to team up with them on a new Women's Fiction line.

I'm so pleased to report that the line launched in January 2014 to great success!  Basically, I hand-select 2 titles per month that will have broad appeal to women's fiction readers, Thorndike acquires the rights for large print, and boom, there you go!

Check out their current digital catalogs here, and flip through the interactive catalogs 'till you see my shining face (usually p. 4-5)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Here comes my shameless self-promotion!

So back in February I lamented that I hadn't had much time to update this blog, much less tell you all about my newest book on Women's Fiction.

Well, good things come to those who wait, because Booklist's Brad Hooper has taken care of that for me, and will tell you all about it.

"Books by Booklist Authors: Rebecca Vnuk and Nanette Donohue’s Women’s Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests."  By Brad Hooper.  First published March 15, 2014.

"Women’s fiction is a popular reading interest that continues to grow in appeal and scope but is sometimes difficult to define. Those in need of clarity on this issue should turn to Booklist’s Reference and Collection Management Editor Rebecca Vnuk’s new book, Women’s Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (coauthored with public librarian Nanette Donohue, herself a women’s fiction expert). Vnuk’s book is part of the estimable Libraries Unlimited Genreflecting Advisory series, and it not only follows the series format but also lives up to the series’ high standards of information presentation and readers’-advisory guidance."

"When asked if the audience for her book is librarians or public library readers, she answers—just as we expected, having taken in all that the book presents—both!"

"Anyone interested in reading, or charged with recommending, women’s fiction should consult this book. It’s expertly done."

Click here to read the full article.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Booklist Magazine's Top 10 Women’s Fiction: 2014.

The top 10 women’s fiction from the last 12 months (reviewed in Booklist between March 15, 2013, and March 1, 2014) cover the spectrum: chick lit to tearjerkers, heavy issues to lighthearted comedy. One of the main appeal factors of this category is that sense of recognition the target audience—yes, women—gets from identifying with the heroines, and these novels deliver something for just about anyone.

To read the full article and annotations, see

The Apple Orchard, by Susan Wiggs. 

The Bookstore, by Deborah Meyler. 

A Fall of Marigolds, by Susan Meissner

Golden State, by Michelle Richmond.

Ladies’ Night, by Mary Kay Andrews.

Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe, by Jenny Colgan. 

Sweet Salt Air, by Barbara Delinsky. 

Time Flies, by Claire Cook.

Who Asked You?by Terry McMillan. 

The Whole Golden World, by Kristina Riggle.