Just Do Us A Favor And Don’t Call It Literature

British author Carole Matthews has accepted money from the Ford company to promote its cars in her books. Ms. Matthews doesn’t consider herself a sell-out because, she says,

Wherever my heroine is driving a car, it will now be a Ford Fiesta,” she told the BBC’s World Business Report. “That’s the only thing they’ve asked me to do, they’ve placed no other constraints on my writing at all.”

And I suppose we’re free to not consider her novels literature.