It's not Chick Lit, It's really quite very serious and means stuff.

Author Polly Courtney dropped her publisher Harper Collins for its "condescending" marketing of her book as chick lit.

Earlier this week, Ms Courtney spoke out against what she described as sexist and condescending marketing, dramatically dropping her publisher HarperCollins at her latest book launch.

Interesting. Chick writes chick-lit but kicks off when it's marketed as chick-lit.

I must admit I've never heard of Polly Courtney or her new book, "It's a mans world". Before making comment I decided to find a little more information, and where is the best place on t'interweb to get such info?

That's right, ChickLitReviews.com

*stifles giggle*

This is women’s fiction with bite! Join Alexa as she battles her way through the chauvinistic lads mag’s industry and makes real progress – it might be a man’s world, but it takes a woman to run it.

If you object to your work being call 'chick-lit' Ms Courtney, may I suggest another description - 'Feminist claptrap'.

Speaking at the launch in London, Ms Courtney said: “For those of you wondering what’s next for Polly Courtney, I can promise you that there will be more books.

Erm, yes I was wondering. *ahem* So you will be writing more feminist pulp tat that isn't chick-lit then will you? I'm sure the literary world just breathed a sigh of relief.

Complaining that the cover of her new book It's a Man's World was too racy and sexist, she said she wanted the novel to be taken more seriously.

Racy and sexist?


If you didn't like it, why go to press with it? It is your book isn't it?

"I'm really proud of what’s inside this book. I'd just say one thing: don't judge a book by its cover."

Oh, I see what you did there. You took a proverb and made it literal. How very cleaver (for a woman).

The news follows a move from the book shop WH Smith to drop the shelf label Women's Fiction after two customers complained to the chief executive about "condescending, pink fluffiness"

They are also dropping mens fiction and childrens fiction. The idea is to throw all the books in a huge bin and make people root through them. A bit like a ball pit for the bookish.

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