Thursday, October 13, 2005

Hen Lit - A Marketing Ploy?


Omg...does anyone get the Transita newsletter? If not, there was a quite interesting radio show discussing hen lit...Brits I guess call it matron lit or these people did. The show is called "On Women's Hour." You can listen by going to the link below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/2005_41_thu_03.shtml

The guest who is on is calling what we call "hen lit" a marketing ploy which didn't sit right with me. In her words, "women simply don't want to read books like this."

Also, there is a poll you might want to participate in at http://www.transita.co.uk/tsworld_poll.htm.

The women over at Transita were quite disappointed with this interview. But, we're feeling it in the states, too. People just don't understand what we are trying to do! Suddenly, I feel very discriminated...hmph.

You know, I read scads of newspaper articles about chick lit and hen lit and I read reviews from people who just don't get it. And you know, it seems like it bothers me, but it really doesn't. This is actually good publicity which is going to come around and bite them on their arses. *grin*

3 comments:

  1. Looks like we were thinking the same thing. I had posted the email from Transita over on the Hen Lit blog. :)

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  2. My dad used to tell me, "... as long as they're saying something about you, you're okay..."

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  3. Kathy - LOL! I'll go over there now and check it out!

    FTS - LOL, ain't that the truth!

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