“Fifteen years ago, Tina Engler started writing books about sex. She was rejected by every publisher she submitted to. They all echoed the same refrain: women don’t want to read about sex.” Then something changed. E-readers came along and suddenly, no one could judge you by the cover of the book you were reading.

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+ The NYT explains ghosting, the ultimate silent treatment.