If you are a Regency reader, you might want to consider subscribing to The Regency Reader. I have been subscribing to it for some time, and look forward to each issue. But recently, in correspondence with some readers of the Redingote, I have discovered that not everyone who stops by here is aware of this newsletter about upcoming Regency books and informative tidbits of Regency history.
To correct that oversight, I want to let everyone know about The Regency Reader so that they do not miss out on this useful source of information.
The Regency Reader is a monthly electronic newsletter published by the Beau Monde, the Regency special interest chapter of the professional writing association, the Romance Writers of America (RWA). This newsletter is free to anyone who wishes to subscribe and will be delivered each month to the email address which you specify when you subscribe.
A large number of Regency romance authors are members of the Beau Monde chapter of the RWA, and every month they advise the editor of The Regency Reader if they have a new book that has been or is about to be released. Each issue contains a list of all the newest Regency novels by Beau Monde members which have been released that month. A brief description of each book is provided, along with publication details and links to each author’s web site, blog and any social media links which they have provided. Thus, you will have news of the upcoming releases of your favorite authors, and you may well find some new favorites listed in the newsletter.
A separate list of previous releases still available in print, or as eBooks, is also included in the newsletter. For the convenience of subscribers, a shopping list of all the new and previously released Regency titles is always attached as a Word file. A list of any books by Beau Monde members which are scheduled for release in the following month is usually provided. However, since publication schedules are subject to change, this list of future releases must always be understood to be more in the nature of a forecast than a definitive listing.
The Beau Monde’s The Regency Reader is not just a list of new Regency romance novels by its members. It also often includes a brief interview with a Beau Monde author. These interviews can vary from a discussion of the author’s new book and/or some of its characters to the kind of books the author enjoys reading themselves, or even what they like to do for relaxation when they are not writing. Some authors share details about how they get their story ideas, how they do their research or even the music which inspires them as they write.
Another regular feature of The Regency Reader is an article on some aspect of the history of the Regency era. Most Beau Monde authors do a great deal of research when preparing to write a new book, and many of them contribute articles about what they have learned from their studies for the enlightenment of those who subscribe to The Regency Reader. These articles often focus on some point of Regency life which is typically ignored by scholars of the large and grand issues of history. As those of you who visit here regularly might imagine, I always look forward to those articles.
If you enjoy Regency romance novels and would like an easy way to keep up on many of the newly released titles in the genre, as well as pick up some new morsel of Regency history each month, a subscription to The Regency Reader may be just the thing for you. If you would like to subscribe to your own free copy of The Regency Reader, you can do so at the Beau Monde resource page: http://main.thebeaumonde.com/resources/the-regency-reader. Just enter the email address to which you would like your copy to be sent and click the button to subscribe.