Links: Events, RWA, and a Baby Sloth

Workspace with computer, journal, books, coffee, and glasses.February has begun and we’re taking 2017 one month at a time! Below, we have some site reminders, a piece of news from RWA, and to cap things off…a really cute, baby animal!

For those living in or near Columbia, South Carolina, Sarah is going to be at the Deckle Edge Literary Festival. We’re reasonably sure that the event is free. Yep, that’s right. FREE! There’s going to be a special screening of Love Between the Covers with an awesome panel discussion. If you can make it, be sure to stop by and say hello!

For those who haven’t heard, the New York Times has done away with their mass market and e-book bestseller lists. RWA has issued an official open letter to the NYT:

Romance authors, most of them women, have dominated the best-seller lists in mass market and e-books for years. To dismiss these authors and the millions of readers who buy their books is to ignore what “bestseller” truly means. Each year, consumers buy more than $1.3 billion worth of romance fiction. If the New York Times eliminates the mass market and e-book lists, they are proving that they are out of touch with what consumers actually buy. Further, the dismissal of two formats dominated by women can’t help but feel sexist.

With very little coverage in “mainstream media” going to romance, this is really a shame to see the already small portion of that coverage dwindle even further.

It’s our anniversary! Smart Bitches Trashy Books has been around for twelve amazing years, and to celebrate, we’re hosting a giveaway! Thanks so much for visiting the site and being part of this great community.

If you’re still on a high from the recent marches or if you’re looking for ways to continue fighting the good fight, Jezebel has compiled a list of organizations that could use your help. Definitely read the comments on this one for more suggestions!


Laptop Cord Winders

I have one of these from Above the Fray, and it’s great for keeping my MacBook cord contained and safe from being pulled or frayed. There are earbud winders, too! -SW

And lastly, as promised, an adorable little sloth named B-Rad.

Don’t forget to share what super cool things you’ve seen, read, or listened to this week! And if you have anything you think we’d like to post on a future Wednesday Links, send it my way!

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