Introducing Retro Reads

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Retro Reads

At Open Road Media, we think a great love story never goes out of style. It’s one of the reasons we are so excited to bring you some of the best titles in romance as ebooks for the first time. And whether you call them “vintage,” “old school,” or even “classic,” these retro Romances have stood the test of time.

To spread the word about these great ebooks, we founded Retro Reads, a reader program specializing in digitally reissued romance novels. We are looking for a group of readers interested in exploring the full range of romance—readers who love the genre, who love talking about the genre, and who want to keep up with the latest digital releases.

In short, we are looking for a few good romance readers. Interested? Here’s the scoop.

HOW IT WORKS

Each month, those selected to participate in the Retro Reads program—our Retro Readers, as we call them—will receive one to two digital review copies per month of select Open Road Media Reads titles via NetGalley. The two ebooks featured will share a common theme or element. It might be that they are both American Westerns, take place in the Regency era, or even contain pirates. Retro Readers will explore and review one or both of these ebooks, share their feedback, and participate in discussions related to the month’s theme.

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF RETRO READERS

We ask that our Retro Readers file a review of one or both of the month’s ebooks in NetGalley and share their review(s) in one or more of the following places: Goodreads, a personal blog, or on a retail site. We will also host a Goodreads group dedicated to Retro Reads and Retro Readers are encouraged to join the discussions there, as well as in their own social media channels. The more that we spread the word, the better!

HOW TO APPLY TO BE A RETRO READER

Want in? Show us your stuff! Send us an email with the subject line "Retro Reads Submission" and tell us why you love romance. Be sure to include a couple links to your recent reviews!

CAN I PARTICIPATE WITHOUT APPLYING?

If you don’t think you’re up to the commitment of reading and reviewing each month, we’d still love to have you involved! Each month, information about the two Retro Reads picks will be posted on our blog, shared in our romance newsletter, and discussed in the Retro Reads Goodreads group. Feel free to join the discussion!

RULES & ELIGIBILITY

See full rules and regulations for Retro Reads here.

MORE QUESTIONS?

No problem! Email us and we will do our best to answer all your questions.

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