I only have a moment, but before I forget, this goes along with my previous post. If JK Rowling had decided to write about a girl wizard instead of a boy, how would that have affected sales?
I'd wager that the saga not only wouldn't have sold in scary-ass quantities, but they wouldn't have even cracked the bestseller list.
Really. I'm serious here. And I think it's something to think about. And fear.
Am I sounding like a feminist here? Good.
P.S. JK Rowling. Using initials is an effective way of hiding ones sex. When the first Harry Potter came out, and JK Rowling was an unknown commodity, I wonder how many early adopters thought they were picking up a book written by a man?