Romance Writers of America RITA Awards
1) By the time the RITA nominees are announced the books are often out of print.
2) How long has the RITA been in existence? Over twenty years. That means we have over twenty years of RITA titles, many of which were out of print before the awards ceremony.
3) The rights for most RITA titles have long since reverted back to the authors.
4) Somebody -- Harlequin seems the logical choice -- should put out a line of RITA books.
RWA should get behind this idea and push it to publishers. Good for RWA, REALLY good for the lucky publisher, and good for the writers.