Founder Kathryn Falk and her husband and co-owner Kevin Rubin announced that romance publishing industry magazine RT Book Reviews is shutting down, effective immediately. The long-running RT Booklovers Convention is also ending, with the one held this May 15-20 in Reno NV being the last. This year’s RT Reviewer’s Choice Awards were the last that will be given. Falk wrote, “After 38 years, I am retiring and ending my participation in publishing. It was a great privilege to have a lifetime experience in the book industry and especially women’s fiction.” RT Book Reviews (originally Romantic Times) began as a newsletter in 1981, and grew into a powerhouse in the industry.
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