How to Support Female Authors
If you can afford to buy books, consider pre-ordering them. Pre-ordering means buying it before its publication date and it’s proof to the publisher there is interest in a title. Make pre-ordering a treat. One thing I do is pre-order a handful of titles when the new year kicks off for the next few months so that when they show up, it’s a surprise present to myself. Book mail is the best mail.
The quote I pulled isn’t limited to just female authors, but the article does make some great points about that.
And I’ll take this moment to give shoutouts to my two favorite (living) authors:1 Tamora Pierce and Diane Duane. Both do a wonderful job of writing inclusive books, and they both write things that I read over and over again and enjoy just as much, if not more, each time.
- If I’m including dead folks, the list goes “Tamora Pierce, Terry Pratchett, Diane Duane, Dianna Wynne Jones, Iain M. Banks.” ↩