Yes, The Headline Was Phoned In

September 7th, 2004 · No Comments
by Booksquare

We could have predicted the headline to the Boston Globe’s Zane interview. But let’s not dwell on that right now. Just this weekend we had a conversation with our friend Jill — she was, with great interest, reviewing a list of self-published books. Her conclusion at the end of the project? Lots of them out there.

We couldn’t agree more. As the, uh, mysterious author Zane has, um, uncovered herself in recent weeks (an interview here, an interview there), so much has been made about her subject matter. Yeah, women write about sex. Yeah, women read about sex. The fact that this is news really is news. The real story, if you were to ask us (no need — we’ll share our opinions anyway), is the fact that Zane’s fame and readership grew without the benefit of major publisher backing. While she’s part of the establishment now, her self-published works built an audience that caught the publishing industry’s attention: hey, there’s something to this erotica thing, huh?

And with that, we hereby declare on official ban on any headline containing the words “Zane” and “uncovered.” It has been done, and we expect more from future stories.

  • Zane uncovered: With her first book tour, the mysterious author of black erotica goes public

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