for The Road to Romance
The Road to Romance was
founded in 1999 as a list of books coming out in future months.
Since then it grown and evolved into what visitors are looking for
when they need information on authors and books.
Below are the guidelines and policies
needed to keep RTR on track. We have a vision for the site,
and in order not to stray from that we decided that some of our
guidelines needed to be public. Please click on the link below
to find the information you're looking for. If you don't find
it, please contact me at
The Reviewers Award
Staff Position openings
By entering, you are giving permission for your name to be announced
on the site and in the RTR newsletter if you win.
The winners will be
notified shortly after the contest finishes, and will have 2 weeks
after we notify you to reply with mailing information. If no
reply has been received after 2 weeks, a new winner will be drawn,
forfeiting the original winner. RTR is not responsible for
prizes awarded directly by authors. All entries will be added to the
RTR newsletter, a monthly publication. You will always have
the option to remove yourself by following instruction in the email.
-- Please see Authors Information page
for changes to the policies regarding running contests.
The Road to Romance does not give out, share or sell
any email addresses or other information unless that person specifically requests to be
added to an authors or the RTR newsletter, or if they win a contest
that states they will be added. There are no
other circumstances that your information will leave RTR. When you sign up for a
newsletter from The Road to Romance, you will automatically be added to the YahooGroups
list for The Road to Romance only. When you receive the welcome email, you
have the option of declining membership.
When you sign up to be added to an authors
newsletter list, your email address only is forwarded to the author, at which point the
author takes full responsibility for the privacy of that information. How they add
you to the list is dependent on their policy and for more information on that, please
contact the author directly.
RTR Reviewers review under their own names only,
for accountability. There are times that reviewers alter their
names or use initials due to safety issues. That is a decision
that is made between the reviewer and myself. If there is a
problem that involves the reviewer they are aware that their full
name will be used in correspondence with other parties.
RTR is a romance site, and as such reserves the
right to decide which books are appropriate for presentation and
review. We reserve the right to make the decision on
an individual basis, and RTR reviewers are empowered to make the
decision themselves, even after receiving a book.
RTR will review genres outside romance that are
complimentary to the genre. You'll find suspense, women's
fiction, related non-fiction and YA tucked in among the romances
because we feel that romance readers are usually multi-genre and
these are books that we enjoyed and feel you might too.
|The Reviewers Award
Starting January 1, 2003 The Road to Romance reviewers will be able to
present an award to authors that they feel offered an exceptional book. The
guidelines are as follows...
Each reviewer will have the option to
award this whenever they feel the book they are reviewing for RTR is
The book does not have to be a current release, but does have
to have been reviewed for The Road to Romance since January 1, 2003. It also has to
have been sent by the author, publicist or publisher directly to Road to Romance. Any
books read for pleasure, reviewed and submitted will not be eligible.
The awards can be made at anytime through the year.
There is no voting or nominations -- the award is simply given when the reviewer feels it
is deserved and after discussing the book with the editor. The authors will be encouraged to place the award
somewhere on their site linked to RTR.
-- March 3, 2003
present I have the following positions open...
Interviewers -- RTR needs
someone who is willing to conduct interviews via email or chat room with authors.
These interviews will be arranged by the editor and/or the interviewer. This person
should be well versed in the romance genre, be prepared to do research prior to interviews
and should have strong communication and people skills. Interviews are conducted at
the convenience of the author and interviewer. There is no limit to the number
accepted, and there can be more than one interviewer working on the site at one
time. Interviews arranged through RTR are to be posted on RTR only. All
interviews submitted will be edited and approved by the editor. This position is not
If you are interested in joining the staff of
RTR in any of these positions, or would like more information on them, please contact me
If you've read this far,
thanks! I hope to hear from you soon, either with suggestions, comments or a request
to work on the site. I don't pay much -- ok, I don't pay at all -- but there are
benefits. Getting your work online, working with a site that encourages creativity
and individualism while adhering to ethical guidelines, the opportunity to gain a
different perspective of the romance/women's fiction industry and of course, free books to
read. The first time you go to a conference and an author you've reviewed and
admired comes up to you and gives you a hug like you're old friends, you'll know it was
Sue Waldeck, Editor/Owner