Female covers, male covers

Female covers, male covers

I’m not really obsessed by book covers, but this stuff keeps coming up.  I know my teenage daughter is influenced by covers – she hates anything with a photo of someone on the front.  Though, perhaps if the picture was of a mixed race person, like her, she could be tempted.

Anyway, this is about gender…

When a brown boy colours himself pink…

“I was so frightened I set up a publishing company!”

From vexation to inspiration – the wonderful Verna Wilkins, founder of Tamarind publishing company, now an imprint of Random House, talks about why and how she started up.

I’m just off to the Equip conference on equality in publishing, so hoping for a day of challenge, discussion and inspiration.  I’ll also make sure I take good notes!