The saying goes that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. It's what's on the inside that counts, right? Of course, when it comes to actual books, the cover is the first impression - the difference between you oozing charm and charisma that lures people over to talk to you or the sneeze in the drink and glass-shattering laugh that makes people run for the hills. … [Read more...] about Novelicious Natters – Judge a book by its cover
Chick Lit Genre
Random House imprint Jonathan Cape today announced that it has acquired a third Bridget Jones book by Helen Fielding. Richard Cable, Managing Director of Vintage Publishing (a Random House Group Company), acquired UK and Commonwealth rights on sole submission from Gillon Aitken of Aitken Alexander Associates. Jonathan Cape will publish in Autumn 2013. Vintage will … [Read more...] about Brand New Bridget Jones Book is Official!
By Kate Harrison Do you feel defined by the books you read – or write? I don’t – but plenty of people think I should do. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve heard or read negative views about women’s fiction or, worse still, ‘chick lit’: that those who read it must be dumbed down, maybe even slightly stupid. As for the authors... at best, they’re cynical Cartland-esque … [Read more...] about The Truth About ‘Women’s Fiction’?
By Amanda Keats Jane Green says she is 'having a really lovely time' when I talk to her about her new book The Patchwork Marriage and how her UK book tour is going. The bestselling author was over here recently to promote the book, catch up with old friends and generally reacquaint herself with her native England. The author, who now lives in the US with her husband, … [Read more...] about Exclusive! Novelicious Chats To… Jane Green (Part One)
For the record, I’m not enthralled by the ‘Chick Lit’ label. Chick. Ick. Lit. Shit. It’s reductive and flippant. But, a tad annoyingly, it’s also incredibly powerful. In terms of website traffic it’s four times as powerful as the term ‘women’s fiction’ and eight times as powerful as the term ‘female fiction’. Over 40,000 people a month search Google for ‘chick lit’. I’d … [Read more...] about Novelicious Natters – When Did Chick Lit Get So Confused?