When I read the NYT article, I cringed when I saw myself quoted as having said:
“Most of the science-fiction authors are more tech savvy than romance authors,” Mr. Terra said.
Wow. Did I really say that? If I did, it wasn’t meant to be a dig on the technical skills of authors of any particular genere. It was meant to offer a suggestion of why we have so many science fiction titles on the site, as SF writers do tend to be on the cutting edge of technology, in my limited experience, as a whole when compared to other genres. (See? I’m still digging a hole…)
At any rate, I’ve not seen a flurry of posts and comments from writers of romance who felt slighted by the quote. In fact, I’ve only seen one from Dear Author, and the slight was contributed to Sigler!
Romances are conspicuously missing from Podiobooks.com. Sigler blames this on the technical deficiencies of romance authors. NYT didn’t really investigate any further.
In the event that any romance novelists are reading this: I would love to have your books listed here on the site. I understand how HUMONGOUS the romance market is and how underrepresented it is here on Podiobooks.com. And if you, the reader of this post, know of any romance authors who are interested in new media publishing or pursuing non-conventional ways of getting their work to the public, pass them our way!