Laura Bates signs two more with S&S

Laura Bates signs two more with S&S

Simon & Schuster has signed two more books from Everyday Sexism founder Laura Bates, in a deal for UK and Commonwealth rights.

Commissioning editor Abigail Bergstrom signed the rights from Elinor Cooper at Rochelle Stevens & Co.

The Everyday Sexism project has collated more than 80,000 person stories documenting sexism, harassment, discrimination and abuse. A book of the same name was released last year, and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Books of the Year and Political Book Awards Polemic of the Year.

The second book is described as a "down-to-earth approach to being a young woman in the 21st century… part manifesto, part irreverent survival guide."

Bergstrom said: "‘I couldn’t be more proud to publish Laura. Everyday Sexism was a pioneering analysis of the normalisation of sexism, but it was for adult women, and the response cried out for a book to support girls – I can’t think of a more important message for them than that of the Everyday Sexism Project."