Morning Coffee – 29 September 2017

Morning Coffee - 29 September 2017 Morning Coffee

Here are a few stories to read this morning.

  1. 'Sexists need not apply': publisher refuses to look at manuscripts addressed to 'Dear sirs' (The Guardian)
  2. List: Everything You Know About Me, the Female Character You’re Falling in Love With in a Romantic Film/TV Show Written by a Man (McSweeney’s Internet Tendency)
  3. You Can Read This Book In Your Browser Window (FastCo)
  4. Sylvia Plath's bikini shot: it's time to stop sexualising a serious author to sell books (The Guardian)
  5. Vice Wars: Researching New York City's Scandalous Censorship Past (The New York Public Library)

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

4 Comments on Morning Coffee – 29 September 2017

  1. ‘Sexists need not apply’: publisher refuses to look at manuscripts addressed to ‘Dear sirs’
    Women behind Irish independent Tramp Press say they will no longer consider submissions from authors who assume they are men, or list only male influences.

    I am reminded of a Lenin quote: Better Fewer, But Better.

    My view is that they are shooting themselves in the foot by restricting their market to the “pure.” That is their choice.

  2. What would be the non-gender way to address a letter to persons with whom one does not have an acquaintance with?

  3. ‘To whatever publishing idiot is reading this:’ 😉

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