When one looks over the 2016 roster of titles on We Heard You Like Books, one can't help but notice a common denominator: the press is really heavy on dudes.

Where are the writers who aren't men?

The short answer is that life is really, really complicated.

The long answer is that when we started the press, we commissioned an equal number of titles from men as from women, but for disparate reasons unique to each title, our women writers have required more time on their projects.

(To avoid future headaches: this isn't casting blame in anyone's direction. All of this stuff takes time. We'd rather wait on a book than dump some crap into the market. A handful of books by men have also been delayed.)

Anyway, no one's more embarrassed than us.