September 15, 2010

Knopf to start knitting imprint


In recognition of the fact that “the audi­ence for fic­tion is over­whelm­ingly comprised of women,” America’s snootiest publishing house, Alfred A. Knopf, has announced a line of knitting products, reports Coco Cabrera in a urNews story.

“There will still be books,” Knopf spokesperson Mureilla Pent says of the new line, Knopf Knitting, “but there will also be wool and acrylic yarns in a range of yummy colours.”

Dennis Johnson is the founder of MobyLives, and the co-founder and co-publisher of Melville House.