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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

February Forbes articles on book publishing

Here's a roundup of my February 2020 articles on books and publishing, from why a bookstore isn't stocking a New York Times bestseller to a romance bookstore's business strategy to an Amazon Prime book purchase with inappropriate writing in it (find out what action Amazon took about it), Colin Kaepernick's memoir and publishing company and revamped classics. You can follow me there to see them as they get published. These are in reverse chronological order. For and outlets I freelance for, I'm always on the lookout for forthcoming books, trends in publishing and more, so if you're a book publicist, literary agent, editor, librarian or bookseller with a story idea, feel free to send me all the relevant details to rachelkb at gmail dot com with "Forbes" in the subject line and if it's something I can cover, I'll be in touch. I prefer to deal with people in those roles vs. authors but if it's something extremely timely and relevant, feel free to reach out.

"Penguin Vitae Series Reissues Hardcover Editions Of Classics By Reinaldo Arenas, Kate Chopin, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Nella Larsen And Audre Lorde"

"Why Mocha Books Is Crowdfunding To Open A Mobile Bookstore To Sell Children’s Books By Authors Of Color"

"Why Maine Bookstore Hello Hello Books Won’t Be Stocking Bestseller ‘A Very Stable Genius’"

"Colin Kaepernick To Release Memoir With Audible And His Own Publishing Company"

"How Chicago Area Romance Bookstore Love’s Sweet Arrow Grows Their Business"

"Rep. Ilhan Omar And U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo To Headline BookExpo Adult Book & Author Breakfast"

"Amazon Prime Order Of Book ‘Feminist Cross-Stitch’ Arrived With ‘Trump 2020 MAGA’ Inscribed Inside"

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

How to manage a cluttered inbox

For my first article for Medium productivity vertical Forge, I wrote about how to deal with email overwhelm without getting to inbox zero. Basically, I had such a cluttered inbox with almost 2 million unread emails that I was missing important ones, including an acceptance from an editor. So I asked productivity experts to help me and now my inbox is something I look forward to rather than dread. Read more at Forge, and as always, if you like it, shares and claps (holding the hands button 1-50 times, with 50 meaning you liked it a lot) are appreciated!


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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

See you Thursday in Chicago and Friday in LA for my Best Women's Erotica Galentine's and Valentine's Day book tour!

A reminder that this week I'm doing two Best Women's Erotica of the Year events as part of my February book tour: Thursday, February 13 (Galentine's Day), 7 pm in Chicago at Women and Children First (there will be a photo booth, book cover cookies and hot chocolate plus free stickers and lube and sex toy giveaways) and Friday, February 14 at 7:30 pm (Valentine's Day) in Los Angeles at Skylight Books! Free! Open to all genders! See you soon! Can't make it? Tell your friends. This is my last hurrah book tour before I become a homebody next year so I'm going all out!

Rachel Image for BWE 5 Readings

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Friday, February 07, 2020

Fast Girls: Erotica for Women only $1.99 today through Sunday, February 9 (plus naked bubble bath book trailer)

This flash erotica sale is perfect for Valentine's Day 2020! Treat yourself or someone else to my anthology Fast Girls: Erotica for Women for only $1.99 for the U.S. ebook! And FYI, though the subtitle is "Erotica for Women," that's for marketing purposes. People of all genders have enjoyed these sexy stories! That's a huge bargain.


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About Fast Girls:

Fast Girls don’t mind being the girl everyone is talking about, as long as all eyes are focused their way. They are wanton, daring, shameless, and bold. Fast Girls celebrates the girl with a reputation, the girl who goes all the way, and the girl who doesn't know how to say "no." Featuring writing by Tristan Taormino, Shanna Germain, Donna George Storey, Teresa Noelle Roberts, Saskia Walker, Jacqueline Applebee, Tess Danesi, Shar Rednour, Aimee Pearl, and others, Fast Girls is a racy, provocative collection of erotica by the cream of the crop of female erotica writers. They take readers on unexpected journeys, from a bedroom with every toy imaginable to a sex club, a communal shower, on set with a personal porn star, and more. These characters revel in their sexual excesses, boldly doing what others only dream about.

Book trailer with me in a bubble bath to the tune of "Fast Girls" by The Reputation, one of my favorite bands:

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Monday, February 03, 2020

Want a FREE I read sexy books sticker? Come and get 'em on my Best Women's Erotica book tour!

I got these beautiful new I read sexy books holographic stickers made just for you and will be giving them away at all my book events this year and in my February newsletter. If you're not subscribed, get on my mailing list so you can enter to win!


Here's where I'll be handing them out next! If you're not in these cities but know anyone who is, let them know and they can snag a sticker for you. We will even have a PHOTO BOOTH(!!!) by Glitter Guts at the Chicago reading and party! I've included the Facebook event pages for Chicago and LA as well as the bookstore links in case you want to easily invite anyone.

2020 Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5 Book Tour
sponsored by überlube and Le Wand

February 13, 7 pm, free
Best Women's Erotica Chicago reading and Valentine's party

Join editor Rachel Kramer Bussel and contributors to Best Women's Erotica of the Year Volume 4 and 5 Kathleen Delaney-Adams, Lauren Emily, Jayne Renault, Sierra Simone and Suleikha Snyder for a pre-Valentine's Day reading and book signing at feminist bookstore Women and Children First. Free book cover cookies and stickers will be given out. Party with PHOTO BOOTH to follow! Lube and sex toy giveaways by sponsors überlube and Le Wand. Open to the public. Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments will be served.


Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark St. Chicago, Illinois, 773-769-9299, wcfbooks at
Facebook event page

February 14, 7:30 pm, free
Valentine's Day Best Women's Erotica Los Angeles reading

Join editor Rachel Kramer Bussel and contributors Joanna Angel, Lauren Emily, CD Reiss, Jayne Renault and Sabrina Sol for a Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5 reading and book signing in LA (Los Feliz). Free stickers will be given out. Lube and sex toy giveaways by sponsors überlube and Le Wand. Open to the public.

There is a paid public parking lot behind Skylight Books, and street parking. There are no stairs whatsoever to the event space and Skylight Books has a one-person, gender-neutral restroom. Should guests attending the event require any additional disability access such as ASL interpretation during the event, please email events at with those needs and they will be happy to accommodate them.

Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, 323-660-1175, events at
Facebook event page


September 12, 7:30 pm, free
Best Women's Erotica of the Year reading

Series editor Rachel Kramer Bussel and contributors to Best Women’s Erotica of the Year Volumes 3 and 5 Alexa J .Day, Kathleen Delaney-Adams, and Annabel Joseph will read, answer questions and sign books.

Charis Books & More, 184 S. Candler Street, Decatur, GA, 404-524-0304, info at

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Article on pro-choice challenger to my Congressman Jeff Van Drew

I'm very behind on blogging all the articles I've been writing, because I have more in the pipeline. Follow me on Twitter (where I was just retweeted by Patricia Arquette and felt a thrill of pride) and/or Facebook and/or Instagram for more timely updates. Related to current events and the Trump and Jeff Van Drew rally in Wildwood, New Jersey on Tuesday, here's my article from earlier this month at Rewire.News on pro-choice Congressional candidate Ashley Bennett, who's one of seven Democrats running to unseat Van Drew after he switched parties from Democrat to Republican. I hope to cover the primary and election further as the year goes on.


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Friday, January 10, 2020

New audiobook alert! Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5 narrated by Rose Caraway

Woo-hoo! The Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5 audiobook narrated by Rose Caraway has arrived! Head over to Audible for a free sample or download it for 21 VERY sexy adult stories on the theme of outrageous. And if you listen, please leave a review!

BWE5 Audiocover

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