What we do know is that when a reader-Scout-crowdist considers voting for a book, the author will have given Amazon a 45-day exclusivity period. During that 45 days -- and authors can submit only one MS at a time -- the programme will decide whether to offer readers a chance to vote on it. The previously unpublished manuscript must be in one of three genres: Romance, Romance, or Romance. Okay, I'm kidding. The three genres are Romance; Mystery and Thriller; Science Fiction and Fantasy.
The data suggests that, yes, men could and should read more, and read women. But we need to reach the women who don’t read women, as well. That strange bubble around a man isn’t created only by him — it’s created by everyone who, in ways large and small, keeps it in place. #ReadWomen2014 is for everyone.