Research shows that despite the increase in opportunities for women in publishing, published authors are still split 70-30% in favour of men. In science fiction and fantasy, this gap is widened still more.
New independent e-bookshop, Scarlet Ferret launches today to help improve this balance for women. It's all-women line up includes science fiction, cyberpunk, and fantasy, from indie authors around the world.
Kevin Beynon, founder of Scarlet Ferret says:
"Scarlet Ferret has been founded on the idea of fairness. Prolific women authors, experienced in writing entertaining books with depth and skill, should be producing at least half the books we see on our shelves, but instead we're only seeing a small number of them published. If we want to make a change, we've got to actively work for it. Scarlet Ferret's launch line up of hand-picked independent novels and novellas is designed to do just that."
Scarlet Ferret is an independent seller of DRM-free e-books. It offers reasonably priced e-books with extras, and has signed up to the Fair Tax Pledge. Authors get 80% of the net profit.
You can find Scarlet Ferret at ScarletFerret.com. Its Twitter handle is @Scarlet_Ferret.
Contact Kevin Beynon at kevin@ScarletFerret.com