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ARRA newsletter #78

15 January 2016

Purple news

The January issue of the ARRA newsletter is out today. Members should have received the download code via email.

Here’s a quick run down on some of the information you can find in the newsletter this month:

. Award finalists—the day we’ve all been waiting for: the 2015 awards finalists are announced

. Awards dinner—we also announce our guest speaker for the dinner. You might be surprised!  Plus tickets are now on sale—get one while you can.

. AGM and committee nominations—details for the annual general meeting and nominations for EC. Plus the 2014-15 Annual Report is out!  You can find the download code on page 2.

. 2016 award nominations—we are going to trial a new system for awards nominations for the 2016 season. We’re calling it ‘Nominate as You Go’ and it starts at the end of January—see page 8. We think this will be a much fairer and open system, and will eliminate books being nominated in incorrect categories.

. Finds of 2015—a list from some of our regulars of new authors they have found in 2015.

. Reading lists—this month we are looking at paranormal romance. Be sure to weigh in with your favourites.

Plus all our regular columns—tracking trends (curvy heroines), romance roundup, publisher news, events, reviews, author interviews, web watch, freebies and upcoming releases.

If anyone has any publishing news or deals to report, please send information through to us. And we are also looking for authors to do a Q&A for the newsletter. If you haven’t done one yet, please contact me at arra.editor@gmail.com.

Happy reading everyone!

(PS for authors—2016 guest spots on the ARRA blog are booked up to late October so there are only 7 spots left. Let us know at arra.webmaster@gmail.com if you want one.)

(PPS A reminder about the Romantic High Tea—there are just two tickets left. Here’s the link if you want one: http://www.trybooking.com/164776)

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