• Most chess books only sell a few thousand copies, and a book titled something like "Women in Chess" would sell even fewer. The idea with this title was to spread the book outside the competitive chess world. I'm interested in attracting readers who love chess but play only casually, and feminists interested in male-dominated fields.

    "Jennifer Shahade, Author, Chess Bitch, U.S. Women's Chess Champion 2002, 2004". Interview with Rachel Kramer Bussel, December 28, 2006.