First, check out this fine piece of cover art for Rick Moody’s new book. It’s a popup, but go on, it’s worth it.
Would you look at that cover and think, ‘Oh! Yes! A satire on Hollywood’s independent film industry!”
Of course you would…not!
Noble and clever Ron Hogan forwarded us this article about how the cover is turning women off to the point where the publisher has redesigned it (warning: NY Times requires registration after the dateline of the article) to reflect more of the book’s content.
Oh, if only the same were true for most romance authors. Can you imagine – “No, you will NOT have big man-titty on my book cover!”