WELCOME TO THE RSJ VIRTUAL ROMANCE BOOK CONVENTION

LOOKS

LIKE YOU

FOUND YOUR NEW ROMANCE BOOK LOVER

COMMUNITY!

Do you want to meet established romance book authors and know more about publishing? Well, let's just say, "We Know Some People." Delve into the heart of the romance industry and forge meaningful connections with esteemed publishers, editors, authors, and readers.

EXPERIENCE RSJ VIRTUAL ROMANCE BOOK CONVENTION FOR

AUTHORS & READERS

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WHAT IS THE RSJ VIRTUAL ROMANCE BOOK CONVENTION

The RSJ Convention is your opportunity to network with romance book industry reps, authors, and readers while learning more about writing and publishing romance books. As an Attendee, you'll also get introductions and one-on-one pitch sessions with industry publishers, editors, and agents from the comfort of your home.

BONUS: A Registration Box of free books, swag, and other goodies are shipped directly to you! So, What are you waiting for? Our job is to introduce authors to publishers, readers to authors, and to help writers succeed in publishing, and help readers find their next great book.

EVERY DECISION YOU MAKE, CHANGES THE COURSE OF YOUR LIFE

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SO, WHY ATTEND THIS ONLINE CONVENTION?

EDUCATION

Workshop Sessions With Industry Reps + Games and Prizes

NETWORKING

Breakout Rooms + An Exclusive Event Community

PITCH SESSIONS

One-On-One Pitch Sessions: Pitch Your Story To An Editor

FREE BOOKS

Convention Book Box With Books & Swag Shipped Direct To YOU

MEET AUTHORS

Enjoy intimate sessions where you'll find your next good read.

MAKE NEW

BOOKLOVER FRIENDS

Making friends has never been easier and all from the comfort of your home.

GET MARKETING HELP

Our workshops are curated to help you get unstuck and grow your author career.

NEW AFFILIATE LINKS: We're Celebrating The Launch of Affiliate Links For Attendees!

Share The Event & You Could Earn A Generous Commission.

COACHING SESSION: Register Early And You'll Be Entered Into Our Drawing To Win A One-On-One Mentor Session With Diverse Writers & Readers International Team Members.

ARE YOU FEELING LIKE YOU'RE ALONE IN THIS? BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE!

Online Romance Book Convention

TESTIMONIALS &

SUCCESS STORIES

 "I GOT A BOOK PUBLISHING CONTRACT FROM ENTANGLED!"

"I came at the start of the conference only meaning to stay for a bit, and instead, I got sucked in and ended up staying for the entire conference. Wow! And the best part of all, I got a publishing deal. I'm now a historical author for Entangled Publishing (EP)." - Author Lisa Rayne (Listed as one of the 5 best winter romance novels to keep the season of love going by Entertainment Weekly Magazine for her EP debut novel, "Never Cross A Highlander.")

 "GREAT ATMOSPHERE. I’ll support RSJ for years to comE!"

NYT Bestselling Author:  Gail Carriger

"They create a great atmosphere and invite you to spend time learning not just from the workshops but from each other. I’ll be supporting RSJ for years to come!" - Amarilys Acosta (Professional Reader, Writer & Editor of Fiction who's worked with companies such as Entangled Publishing, Penguin Random House, St. Martin's Press, and Macmillan. Amarilys is also LGBTQIA+ friendly and a sensitivity reader.)

 "WE were still able to make connections and network."

"There were minimal to no issues, and participants were still able to make connections and network. Every detail of the conference was well thought out, and I'm thankful I was able to participate. Many thanks to all the behind the scene players who made the conference a HUGE success! If you are a lover of romance novels, you don't want to miss this conference" - Xan Tucker (Emma Award Winning Author)

 "excited to get my BOOK box. rsj was awesome!"

- Reader & New Writer Twana Scott

WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY

 "Thank you for such a fun and

informative event."

NYT Bestselling Author:  Gail Carriger

Gail Carriger

A multiple NYT Bestselling Author with over 1 million books in print.

"I have participated in several online conventions, and RSJ was by far the best in terms of ease of participation and quality of content. RSJ set the bar very high indeed. I got so much more out of it than I expected.

As a veteran author I did not anticipate discussions
relevant to me. I tend to find most conventions are (quite rightly) geared towards beginning authors. However, this was not the case with RSJ. I learned a ton and the chats were also fun. I can't tell how unexpectedly great I found RSJ.

I would not hesitate to recommend it to my author friends, reader fans, and any beginning writer who reaches out to me looking for a good convention."

Thank you for such a fun and informative event."

 "Simply put, you'll have a great time that will make you want to come back year after year."

NYT Bestselling Author:  Gail Carriger

Stephanie Morris

A three(3) times USA Today Bestselling & Emma Award winning Author

"RSJ Convention is like the family reunion you can't wait to go to. Only you don't see your favorite aunt, cousin, or uncle. Instead, you spend time with your favorite author and booklover friends. RSJ is a family that embraces you from day one; there will always be someone to help guide you along the way.

You will laugh, wave, play games, chat, and even find yourself in virtual rooms where you can talk virtually face-to-face with old friends and fellow readers. Stories of everything that's happened over the past year will be shared.

Simply put, you'll have a great time that will make you want to come back year after year. There is no other convention like RSJ Convention. I look forward to attending each year because I love the diverse atmosphere of laughter, joy, and genuine camaraderie."

 "The CONFERENCE WAS PHENOMINAL. Learned so much from everyone. it’s just PRICELESS!"

- Author Maureen Anderson

 "RSJ Book lovers' CONVENTION has always been one of the most amazing experiences!"

- Author Miriam Pace of J.M. Jeffries

 "I’m determined to attend RSJ for years to come."

"Attending the RSJ Virtual Romance Book Convention was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I would never have imagined the sheer wealth of information I’d receive on craft, publishing, marketing, audiobooks, book covers, and more. The presenters, participants, and organizers were so awesome I’m determined to attend RSJ for years to come; It was THAT great." - Author Shay Rucker

 "BEST PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITY I'VE HAD this YEAR!"

"I cannot say enough good things about the conference. It was super smooth and professional. The panels were engaging and informative despite being held virtually, and there were so many opportunities for everyone at all levels in their writing careers. I felt genuinely welcomed and included as a queer woman. The best professional opportunity I've had this year!" - Author R.L. Merrill

 "I felt like I was at a hotel even though it was virtual!"

" I felt like I was at a hotel even though it was a virtual conference. I woke up each morning looking forward to the day's events. The information and the connections that I made, with readers, fellow authors and industry specialist, were invaluable to my writing. I can now proudly say that I am an RSJ Emma Award-winning author. RSJ Convention does amazing work in supporting both Indie and traditionally published authors. I am excited for next year!" - Author Roe Braddy

 "TALKED WITH FAVORITE AUTHORS & ADDED BOOKS TO MY LIBRARY!"

"I was able to converse with some of my favorite authors. You not only talk with the authors, but you can join a group and write a romance story with them too. The Friday night Pajama Party had me rushing to Amazon to add more books to my library as they read brief extracts from chapters like audiobooks from a new book and sometimes an older one that I hadn’t bought yet. I came away with new favorites added to my library. Looking forward to attending the next RSJ Convention!!!" - Janice Kenner (Reader & Alpha Kappa Alpha Alumni)

 "I enjoyed the convention; it was so much fun!."

"I thoroughly enjoyed the online convention. It was so much fun. I was able to participate with my feet up in my lounge chair and before I knew it, I was in a virtual speed networking speaking with one of my favorite authors. I’ll be back!" - LaVerne Smith-Rogers (Reader)

Previous Attending Authors Included

Attention: READERS

Do you love romance novels?  Would you like to meet romance book authors?  Do you want free books, new booklover friends, and fun team challenges with authors and #booklovers just like you?

Attention: AUTHORS

Do you want to add new skills to your writer’s toolbox? Are you looking to expand your audience and your network?  Do you want to pitch your book to publishers? And would you like some free books too?

Time moves fast. Don't miss your opportunity to join this unique RSJ virtual convention experience!

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND

THE RSJ VIRTUAL ROMANCE BOOK

CONVENTION

Join a 3-day gamified online world event where romance book readers and writers alike come together to celebrate, share ideas, network, and celebrate the power of diversity, books, and romance!

Here's what you can expect when you attend RSJ's Virtual Romance Book Convention:

  • Get a gamified book convention experience that breaks the virtual walls and fosters camaraderie for online networking that has never been more accessible and productive.

  • Mingle in various games and panel sessions with first-hand access to romance authors as we go-live for three days of online booklover fun and prizes!

  • An array of book lover sessions and the option to choose which escapade you’d like to experience.

  • Discover works-in-progress and upcoming new book releases from published authors and a behind-the-scenes look at how your favorite books come to life.

  • Network and connect with industry professionals and fellow book community lovers.

  • Walk away with more booklover friends, followers, prizes, connections, and new memories to last a lifetime.

  • Get a bounty of treasures in a special Registration Book Box with FREE Books, Swag, a Convention T-shirt, Tote Bag, and more delivered directly to your home.

  • Enjoy a cozy, welcoming, and intimate environment as you meet with authors and readers who love romance books as much as you.

  • Get knowledge and stay in the know of fresh and unique trends in the publishing industry today.

  • Get the opportunity to pitch a story to established publishing companies.

  • Participate in workshops to learn tips, tricks, and tools to be a successful romance author.

  • Be a part of the RSJ Convention Souvenir Booklet.

  • Leave feeling inspired by fresh ideas from a multi-diverse reader and author book community.

So Readers, why should you attend? Because RSJ Virtual Romance Book Convention is the perfect opportunity to meet authors, explore books, and have some fun with fellow book lovers in an online gamified booklover atmosphere like none other before.

You'll be shipped a registration box of free books and convention swag. And many of you will even walk away with grand prizes, gift cards, or a brand-new Kindle device.

Authors, take advantage of this amazing opportunity to get your work out there, expand your network, pitch your book to publishers, and add new skills to your writer's toolbox!

Register today for the RSJ Convention and save.

"Attending RSJ Virtual Romance Book Convention was a dream come true for me, and I got to connect with many authors whose books I've read and met new authors. I loved the experience and look forward to attending again." - Ann Brodie (Reader)

"Let me tell you, I was not disappointed. The presenters were not only knowledgeable, but friendly. I got to ask questions of people that I would not ordinarily be able to. The best part was that I got to pitch a book. I am looking forward to next year." - S. S. McLeish (Author)

ENJOY A 3-DAY VIRTUAL #BOOKLOVER EXTRAVAGANZA FOR AUTHORS TO MEET READERS, AGENTS, AND PUBLISHERS AND FOR READERS TO MEET AUTHORS.

YOUR BOOK BOX

Registered Attendees Are Shipped A Registration Book Box Full Of FREE BOOKS & Goodies.

Want to know what's inside your registration box? See Details Below or View Convention Highlights.

(International attendees outside the U.S. are sent free books via gift cards but can still expect their swag.)

FREE BOOKS

Get various books from publishers such as Harlequin Books, Entangled Publishing, Macmillan and more.

CONVENTION T-SHIRT

Be the envy of the bookish community in your graphic tee from the RSJ Romance Book Convention.

CONVENTION BAG

From the home, to the car, to groceries and more, you'll be able to represent your romance bookish lifestyle with class.

SURPRISE GIFTS

Each year RSJ puts their personal shopper to work to find great gifts to include in your convention box.

AMAZON KINDLE

Enjoy lots of Kindle drawings where you'll have a chance to win a new Amazon Kindle. A fabulous addition to any box.

SWEET SNACKS

Yummy, yum, yum! Treats to enjoy while you're reading in your favorite chair or writing your next book

PROMO ITEMS

Get bookish community promo items and content from published authors hoping to make you a fan of their books.

PRIZE DRAWINGS

Become a lucky winners to have your name drawn for a Prize, and you'll walk away with even more swag.

GIFT CARDS

You just might be a lucky winner of one or more of our Gift Card Drawings during the convention games or sessions.

MORE TESTIMONIALS

"I not only gained indispensable industry information and writing techniques, but I also gained new friends and a sense of community. I can’t wait for next year’s convention!." - Bonnie Gauss (Writer)

"I loved ALL the goodies and especially the free books! I can't wait to start reading. RSJ was truly fantastic; I really learned a lot and can't wait to participate again next year. I also used my gift card on some more good books." - Melissa (Reader & Aspiring Author)

"I love, love, love the convention box, one of the best Book Boxes I've ever received. It is setting the bar high for others–Amazing! And the bracelet I received, OMG!." - Dayna Reidenouer (freelance copyeditor)

"I was thrilled to be going, even if it would only be online.  And Oh joy, oh delight! I can honestly say that I had the best time I’d had all year, and certainly since the last time I was away at a conference for readers and writers. I can’t wait for next year!" - K. T. Bond (Author)

"I have tons of notes from the excellent sessions and was able to connect with some great authors. What a fantastic conference! I can’t wait to attend next year!" - Jennifer Greybeal (Freelance Editor & Book Coach)

2024 CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS TO COME

Here's a little about what 2023 Included!

RomCom Storytelling with Screenwriter Steve Kaplan

For years, Steve Kaplan has been one of the industry’s most sought-after experts on comedy. In addition to having taught at UCLA, NYU, Yale, and other top universities, Steve’s clients include top writers, producers, and directors from HBO, NBC, ABC, Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Studio, and Touchstone Pictures. His alumni of students include writers who have won 10 Emmys, 1 Oscar, 2 WGA Awards, the American Comedy Award, and more!

Getting To Contract - The Key to Pitching Your Book

Do you want to be traditionally published? Learn how to sell your book to an editor and successfully pitch your book from Harlequin Books, a leading publisher of commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction. Harlequin is home to many award-winning New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors and a division of HarperCollins Publishers, the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world.

Opening Page Feedback & Overview of your stories

Getting honest feedback on your work from an expert is a valuable treat for a writer. Bryn Donovan, a former traditional publisher executive, and now the owner of Lucky Author, a book coaching company, will give feedback on your written stories. Feedback will be anonymous and super valuable as she will give advice on the beginning of your stories or synopsis. Having helped many authors get published, she knows what it takes to get the editors attention so you can get closer to getting a contract.

AIRFARE & HOTEL NOT REQUIRED

3-Days of "GoLive" Sessions Direct To You

Looking for a fun and affordable way to connect with talented romance authors and fellow readers from around the world? Look no further than the RSJ online romance book convention! The RSJ virtual event brings together a diverse community of authors, industry experts, and romance enthusiasts for an unforgettable online live 3-day conference experience you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.

♥ With no hotel and airfare expenses to worry about, you can focus on immersing yourself in a world of romance during this amazing opportunity to meet and connect with like-minded readers and authors, all while discovering new books and expanding your love for romance.

Games & Prizes

Engaging in the games and activities while attending the RSJ Virtual Romance Book Convention is a great way to network, make new friends, meet authors, and have lots of fun while you have an opportunity to win some prizes.

Attendees will be automatically entered into our first game to earn points immediately after registering. Win prizes individually or as a team, and become a cheerleader as others cheer for you during the convention.

♥ Let's have some fun and play some games. Good Luck! Let the games begin!

Cafe Lounge Networking

Connect with people anytime, anywhere, without the need for travel, accommodation, or other expenses and communicate more efficiently and effectively. With access to diverse perspectives, you'll broaden your understanding of the book industry, cultures, and experiences.

♥ Jump in and out of tables as you like. Start making and nurturing booklover friendships now making your bookish events more fun. We purposely put a focus on conducting RSJ sessions in a way that makes it easy for you to connect and make new friends.

Registration Book Box

RSJ registered attendees enjoy the surprise and excitement of receiving a box with a convention T-Shirt, tote bag, books, and goodies shipped directly to their door. It's been one of the most welcoming surprises convention attendees have received.

♥ You never know what the RSJ planning team has in store, as some registration boxes may contain exclusive or limited edition items.  Attendees have raved about receiving their registration box and all its wonderful gifts and free books. Will you receive a registration box this year? REGISTER NOW!

Cliffhanger Pajama Night

Readers and authors join together for a pajama party night where snippets of romance books are read aloud in an audiobook atmosphere tingling your ears and your senses to buy your next favorite book.

♥ One lucky pajama dressed creative attendee will win a prize for best dressed. Don't be afraid to sport your curlers, head scarfs, & masks. 😃

Pitch Your Book

Both authors and aspiring authors get to pitch their story ideas in a private one-on-one meeting to editors and agents from Harper Collins, Harlequin Books, Entangled Publishing, The Seymour Agency, and more.

♥ A "How To Pitch Your Book" session comes with your RSJ Virtual Romance Book Con registration. This year, Harlequin will be teaching How to Pitch Your Book to Harlequin.

Author Workshops & Reader Sessions

Whether you are an author, aspiring author, or reader, RSJ Virtual Romance Book Convention has something for you. Craft workshops provide helpful publishing info, Q&A, and access to top experts in their field, while reader sessions offer engagement with authors and the stories readers are searching for.

♥ As we intensely focus on curating opportunities for attendees to engage, readers and authors will find engaging easy and fun as RSJ goes live online for every session.

IF YOU READ THIS FAR, HERE'S OUR

INVITATION

  • Did you know that 45% of people find making new friends as adults hard? And of that, 42% have trouble making friends because of shyness or being an introvert? Well, no worries because RSJ creates an environment to make it easy to engage and feel included. Does that sound good to you?

  • Are you ready to experience a kind, friendly, and respectful multi-diverse book publishing event with teams, games, prizes, and a registration box with goodies delivered direct to your home?

  • If this sounds to you like book lover nirvana then you would be right. Only some people will be smart enough to grab this unique booklover experience, but I know you know a good deal when you see one.

  • Regular Cost: $275 / CLIFFHANGER DISCOUNT - $199 - EXPIRING SOON - SO, CLICK HERE AND REGISTER NOW!

NOW THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION IS

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Don't drag your feet. The best time to find a friend for life was 20 years ago. The second best time is today. Besides, the earlier you register, the more you can save.

EARLY BIRD

$149

Includes Book Box

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Includes Book Box

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