Novelist rejects sexist cover art
Polly Courtney, a novelist who quit the banking profession because of its rampant sexism, has now fired her publisher for being sexist, reports the Daily Mail. She didn’t like the HarperCollins cover art featuring a lady in a short skirt with long legs. A case of frying pan and fire I think.
She said: “They dressed up my book as something frivolous, light and racy, which is the complete opposite of what’s inside my books. It is degrading to the writing and ultimately degrading to women. It’s sexist. A lot of chick lit patronises women. There’s intelligent writing out there and I don’t know why it has to be sold in such a fluffy package.”