Sisters in Crime Responds to the Times

The New York Times recently announced it was eliminating several of its best seller lists, including mass market paperbacks, the format in which many, many, mysteries--as well as romance--are published. Sisters in Crime, a professional organization dedicated to promoting suspense fiction written by women, responded:

The decision to cull the mass market list, the YA fiction list (and move the trade paperback list online) particularly hurts female writers and sends readers the message that more "literary" works should be valued over commercial fiction, much of which is written by women.