International Women’s Day may fall on March 8, but Invisible Publishing plans to keep its spirit alive for the entire month. During March, the indie press will double the royalties it pays its female and female-identifying authors on online sales of their titles through its website. The royalty boost includes titles such as Michelle Winters’ I Am a Truck and Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s appropriately titled How to Get Along With Women, both of which were nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Invisible publisher Leigh Nash says, “We wanted to do something to celebrate International Women’s Day that would actually make a difference for our writers. We loved Maclean’s [magazine’s] move to highlight the wage gap with their different pricing for women and men in their recent issue. So we decided to double the royalties we pay instead of putting books written by women on sale for the month, because while sales put money in our pockets as the publisher, doubling the royalty actually puts cash in our authors’ pockets.”