As I said in my last blog, earlier in the year I attended the 2017 Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) biannual conference to learn more about some of the topics currently affecting editing professionals as well as concerns for the future of the industry. While my last blog discussed how technological advances are affecting the
Whether or not you agree with her politics, how often she talks about vaginas or whether she is the ‘voice of her generation’, Lena Dunham’s memoir, Not that kind of girl, does more than reveal humorous insight into this celebrity’s upbringing. Through the use of an unpolished writing style and evident vulnerability that makes the book so relatable and funny, Not that kind of girl reveals 6 important lessons that will empower girls and women to share their own voices.
There doesn’t seem to be one single definition of the term ‘chick lit’ that encompasses the range of expectations and values placed upon the genre by authors, publishers, marketing professionals and readers. Most often, chick lit titles are understood to be light, easy reads (books you read on holiday or at the beach) featuring topics
In the UK, there is a national campaign called Let Books Be Books (part of the Let Toys Be Toys campaign) that seeks to end the marketing of books based on socio-cultural assumptions and stereotypes of gender. Examples of gendered marketing include books about pirates, trains and adventure being marketed to boys, with ‘pink culture’,