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A Stunning Case of Hypocrisy?

Remember when the chick lit wars were burning this summer? We blogged about Elizabeth Merrick’s hate of the pink covers and shopping included in books. She published a collection of “real” fiction by the top voices in women’s literature. Alison Kent blogged today about a special event celebrating Elizabeth Merrick’s collection. Is it in a museum? A bookstore? Or a library? Nope, it’s at Dooney and Burke and its called a special shopping event wherein you will receive 20% off regular priced merchandise, a special Dooney & Bourke gift with purchase, and a complimentary signed copy of THIS IS NOT CHICK LIT, while supplies last. Bwaaa Haaaa! I hope they have pink napkins at this party.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Lauren Baratz-Logsted
    Nov 13, 2006 @ 18:41:39

    Meanwhile, the contributors to THIS IS CHICK-LIT have been invited to appear on a panel at the literary festival nown as the Small Press Book Fair in NYC on Dec 2. Sadly, no shoes will be sold.

  2. Enoughcompare
    Dec 04, 2009 @ 12:20:05

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