Have you noticed how handwriting is nearly if not completely obsolete? No one writes anything anymore by hand. We don’t even sign our own name. Everything is entered via keyboard or tap entry on an app.
That leads me to reading. Do we really read, or do we expect everything to be “streamed”?
Will reading become a lost artform?
Isn’t it a use it or lose it premise?
rĀthe® about its mobile app will support the activity in 2-minute increments to meet the modern age.
rĀthe® will be at the Oklahoma Book Festival on Saturday, September 21st! We’re extremely excited to have some of our amazing team members up there showcasing the power of publishing and reading with rĀthe™ .
The app launched only a few weeks ago now, and the process of finding new authors and readers has remained slow, yet steady. Book festivals are the ideal events to go to as it’s purely dedicated to readers and writers!
Remember the excitement of the book fairs that would come through your school when you were young? The feeling of awe from staring at the explosions of color and stories all around you (not to mention the frustration of forgetting to ask for money before you left for school). Most of all, the desire of wanting to have one of your books on one of those shiny book racks, enticing those that pass by it.
As writers and readers, we fantasize about spending a day with an excellent book and writing our very own. Yet, as we grow up, “reality” often appears before us as a perpetual excuse or obstacle in the way of this fantasy. That’s just it – others (or just as often, ourselves) refer to it as a “fantasy” – something magical, ethereal, and altogether unattainable. This is fundamentally false.
rĀthe™ ’s mission is to help writers become Authors and readers to read (especially in this distracted digital age). The feeling of hopelessness and anger and fear after staring in the face of rejection over and over is what we want to eliminate. If you write, we want you to publish it and find your audience. Every single person has an audience, and rĀthe™ finds that audience for you, so you can focus on the fantasy – writing.
Come to the book fair and learn more about rĀthe™ ’s magical, fantastical process and just how easy it is to start publishing your writing. Every writer needs to read, read, read. That’s why we make it easy to do that too – a little at a time.
The Oklahoma Book Festival is in Oklahoma City in the Boathouse District from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is completely free to attend (no tickets needed!) and will feature over 100 authors from across the nation. Additionally, there will be panel discussions, presentations, crafts, poetry readings, book signings, food trucks, and more.
Check out okbookfest.org to learn more about it! rĀthe® – About it on the App Store
“What lesson are book publishers taking away from the controversy raised by American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins’ novel about a Mexican woman and her son seeking to cross the border? Will the furor change the way editors think about acquiring novels, or does the book’s sales success—it’s currently No. 2 on Amazon’s bestseller list—obviate those concerns? I asked several editors at Big Five houses (Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins)—all of whom only felt comfortable speaking candidly if they could remain anonymous—what went wrong in the publication of American Dirt, how it might have been avoided, and how the landscape has changed—if at all.”
All of us at rĀthe® mourn the passing of Mary Higgins Clark.
Her books inspired the founder to pursue her life’s dream of becoming a mystery novelist.
Thank you, Mary Higgins Clark, for leaving humanity the gift of your work.
Sleep well “My Pretty One”
“She became a world-renowned author writing about ‘nice people whose lives are invaded.’
Higgins Clark, a fixture on best-seller lists for decades whose more
than 50 novels earned her the sobriquet Queen of Suspense, died on
Friday in Naples, Fla. She was 92.
death was confirmed by her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, also a mystery
novelist. In addition to Naples, Ms. Higgins Clark had homes in Saddle
River, N.J., and Manhattan and on Cape Cod.
Higgins Clark, whose books have sold more than 100 million copies in
the United States alone, was still writing until recently, her daughter
said, and had a book published in November.
Legions of readers were addicted to her page-turners, which popped up on the market one after another. She wanted to create stories that would make a reader say: “This could be me. That could be my daughter. This could happen to us,” she told Marilyn Stasio in a 1997 interview in The New York Times.”
A romance novelist accused another writer of racism. The scandal is tearing the billion-dollar industry apart
To say the romance publishing industry is in upheaval right now would be an almost comical understatement. It’s more scandalized than a dowager countess finding her headstrong niece alone on the lap of a rakish duke. It’s more divided than a reluctant billionaire who has to choose between the family business and his love for a beautiful corporate rival.