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J.K. Rowling Used Her Initials To Appeal To Boys

Lazaros Balakos | PopWrapped Author

Lazaros Balakos

10/13/2014 2:19 pm
PopWrapped | Celebrities
J.K. Rowling Used Her Initials To Appeal To Boys | j.k. rowling
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J.K. Rowling, the best-selling author of the Harry Potter novel series, made a fortune any boy wizard would be proud of. She earned even more when these favorites were adapted into films. But at the start of her career, she was given a piece of so-called book-selling advice regarding her name on the cover. That piece was all about not using her full name, so that possible buyers would not realise her books were written by a woman.

As revealed, the successful author was told to only use her initials, so that her sex would not be obvious. More specifically, J.K. Rowling was advised, so that her books would appeal to a much wider audience. The word audience, of course, referred to boys in particular. Her advisers thought boys wouldn't read a novel written by a female.

Amazing how feminism works these days, isn't it?

Most recently, J.K. Rowling teased Harry Potter fans on Twitter with a cryptic tweet, and got everyone excited about our favorite magician making a comeback. However, she was referring to a spin-off of the series, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Even though it is not connected to Harry Potter, it digs deeper into the magic world.

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