Test It: Are Your Books' Covers Sexist?

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By Porter Ander­son | @Porter_Anderson

From May 9, 2013

Part of my series of columns on pub­lish­ing, Writ­ing on the Ether, appear­ing Thursdays at the invi­ta­tion of Jane Fried­man at JaneFriedman.com

Shirt­less Men Kiss­ing Beau­ti­ful Women.

How long have I been going on about these romance cov­ers that choke the ebook lists? The trend is some­where from merely tedious to out­right infu­ri­at­ing for all but the mil­lions of romance con­sumers and the folks feed­ing that frenzy.…

Where author Mau­reen John­son takes us this week is in the nearby neigh­bor­hood of that ubiq­ui­tous, sexist cover smooch.
Click to read this week’s full Writing on the Ether col­umn at JaneFriedman.com.

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