This past week, we’ve been at the Romance Writers of America National conference. On Saturday, the big awards ceremony was held and winners of the Golden Heart (unpublished) and RITAs (published) were announced. I am so thrilled to announce that Fiona Lowe and Carina Press became part of publishing history with a win for Boomerang Bride in Single Title Contemporary Romance. This year was the first year digital-first titles won the award, and Boomerang Bride became the first digital-first novel to win a RITA. We are thrilled to continue pioneering in digital-first publishing (and on a personal note, I’m still doing a little happy jig in my chair, feeling like the hard work spent promoting digital the past decade is paying off!) and we anticipate many more to come. We’ve always believed in our product, and our readers have shown us such an outpouring of support and love for our books, so it’s an extra bonus to be acknowledged with an award such as the RITA.
It was absolutely thrilling to be able to be a part of the awards ceremony with Fiona and accept on behalf of her fabulous editor, Charlotte Herscher. We’re so happy to have both Fiona and Charlotte as part of the Carina Press team, and we look forward to their next book together, SAVING THE BRIDE, which releases in 2013.
Thank you so much to RWA and all of those who judged the conference. We appreciate the opportunity, and the award!
In celebration of Fiona’s win, we’re offering Boomerang Bride at the reduced price of $3.89 for one week only, until next Monday. So if you haven’t had a chance to read this award-winning book that’s made publishing history, here’s your chance!