Wednesday, May 02, 2012

You Know That Story That Goes Around About Boys Not Reading Books If A Girl's Image Is On The Cover?

Some people will also tell you that grown men won't read a book if a woman's name is on the cover. Seriously, sometimes I wonder what century I'm living in.

Yeah, that link came from Blog of a Bookslut, too.

3 comments:

J. L. Bell said...

I, too, chose my authorial name so that I would seem more masculine,

Hey, it worked for G. K. Chesterton.

gail said...

When I first became aware of you through your blog, I made a point of considering the possibility that you were a woman, because I thought it would be sexist of me to just assume that any person using initials was a man. But that article suggests many people don't worry about whether or not they're being sexist.

tanita davis said...

Oy! I had no idea CJ Sansome was a woman. I couldn't tell one way or the other, and her mysteries have male protags.

How crushingly STUPID I would tell the editor they were being, if they wanted me to change my name for some marketing nonsense.

Although... the T.S. worked well for Eliot...

And Gail, I love Scotland. Truly. But, I can see some of the people here being none-too-concerned about the sexist thing...