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Sexism in Genre Publishing: The debate grinds on … and on
July 12, 2013 | 1:49 pm

sexismWriters can hardly have missed the recent spat at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America about sexist attitudes, statements, and behavior at that organization, and in the broader community of cosplay, fan conventions, and general genre buffs. Now, a female publishing professional has taken up the gauntlet. Writing in the Tor Books Blog from Tor UK, Julie Crisp, Tor UK editorial director (pictured at right), has addressed the issue 'Sexism in Genre Publishing: A Publisher's Perspective' in terms that have already provoked irritated counterpoints from some other genre fiction editors. "In the last few years I have seen numerous articles...

Philadelphia Weekly’s first e-book is a harrowing look at life after sexual abuse
November 22, 2012 | 9:52 am

Aside from the fact that the majority of them seem to be (sadly) going the way of the Dodo, alternative newsweeklies aren't exactly known for being publishers of e-books. The independently-owned Philadelphia Weekly, however, has just published its very first official e-book; it was collaborated and edited by PW senior editor Nina Hoffmann, and her husband, Joel Hoffmann. (Disclosure: TeleRead editor Dan Eldridge previously worked as a part-time copy editor and a contributing freelance writer for PW.) Titled The Survivors Project: Telling the Truth About Life After Sexual Abuse, the book is a collection of more than 50 personal essays written by...