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sybylla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-11 03:12 PM
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Author fires publisher at her book opening for "fluffy and degrading" covers
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2037566/Novelis...



Novelist who left banking because of sexism fires publisher for putting 'fluffy and degrading' covers on her books

She quit her career in the City claiming she couldnt stand the sexism.

Now novelist Polly Courtney is dropping her publisher for the same reason complaining her books are marketed in a sexist and degrading manner.

The 32-year-old writer, who shot to fame after penning an expose of life in the Square Mile, dramatically sacked HarperCollins at the launch of her new book last night....

...But despite its sober message, the jacket features a slender pair of womens legs in high heels and a short skirt with the title reading: Its a mans world but it takes a woman to run it.

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Very kick-ass of her and well done. It's one of the biggest reasons I even consider self-publishing.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-11 04:11 PM
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1. That is one self-actualized, powerful woman.
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