A quick glance at Waterstones recommended reading in June

Just in case you’re wondering I am still keeping an eye on Waterstones and gender bias issues. At some point I will do another analysis of their monthly promotional emails.

The latest for June will certainly help those statistics – a quick and dirty count shows ten books by female writers promoted alongside twelve by men.

There are still issues – apparently women don’t write history/non-fiction as all those titles are by male authors.

But detailed analysis will have to wait as I contemplate the best way to tackle digitizing the Aldabreshin Archipelago map πŸ™‚

4 comments

  1. digitizing the Aldabreshin Archipelago map

    Oh, that makes me happy! Could I humbly suggest that you try to work out (with your publisher, or the map copyright holder, or whoever it needs to be) a way to share the map with those of us who have the books in formats without good maps in them? Some of us would even pay for that.

    1. There’s only ever been one published map, in the US hardback edition of Southern Fire, and though I’ve tried, I have been unable to get contact details for the artist, or to establish who owns the copyright of that particular version. Which is a shame because it’s a lovely piece of work

      Happily, since we – that’s Husband and I – drew the original maps in the way back when, there are no copyright issues over us making our own versions available in whatever formats we choose πŸ™‚

      So that’s what we’re currently discussing…

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